Best Music of 2018 (200-101)


This is Lightning 100’s Top 200 Countdown. Join us as we count up to the number one song of 2018! It’s been a great year for music in Nashville. Our Best of list is packed with great local, regional, national, and international artists to get to know. We don’t believe in boring, safe, and stale radio. We believe in supporting our local community and playing music we believe in

What do you think of our Top 200 of 2018? It’s not too late to tell us what your favorites are! Join the conversation at

Think of our Top 200 of 2018 as the Cliff Notes to best music from the year gone by. It’s takes a whole team of smart folks to find all these great tunes. Think we missed some? Share your faves at

200. Cut Worms – Cash For Gold

199. Lucy Dacus – Addictions

198. The Foxies – Chewing Gum

197. Damien Jurado – Florence-Jean

196. Fantastic Negrito – The Duffler

195. Jack White – Connected by Love

194. Death Cab For Cutie – Gold Rush

193. Sharon Van Etten – Comeback Kid

192. The Record Company – Make It Happen

191. Smart Objects – Run Your Own Way

Brian "the web guy" is a Nashville native that grew up on radio and Grimey's New and Preloved Music. Seasoned communications professional that has immersed himself in the Nashville community while connecting local musicians, businesses, non-profits, unicorns, and transplants. Starting in 2008, Brian has worked with programming, marketing, sales, and promotion. Roles have included but not limited to copywriting, digital sales, content creation, sponsorship, video production, graphic design, booking, event creation, social media posting, and targeted ad purchasing.