Ana Lee’s Year In Review


Ana Lee here with a bunch of music I loved in 2018! We keep it kind of loose around here at Lightning 100 as far as what we list, how many we list, etc…With that said, I did have to limit myself to the top ten-ish in most of the categories I chose here. They are in no particular order, except the albums. They are kind of in order based on how much I have played them and keep playing them. There are so many more I didn’t list, again, had to be sort of reasonable with your time. I hope you enjoyed some of the stuff that was on repeat for me this year! Cheers to the year in music!


  • Changing Colors by The Sheepdogs
  • Dying Star by Ruston Kelly
  • Blaze Away by Morcheeba
  • The Other by King Tuff
  • Crushed Coins by Caleb Caudle
  • Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  • Good Thing by Leon Bridges
  • Tearing At The Seams by Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
  • Please Don’t Be Dead by Fantastic Negrito 
  • By The Way, I Forgive You by Brandi Carlile 
  • That Santa Fe Channel by Cordovas


  • “Never Ending Sunshine” – King Tuff
  • “Sweet L.A.” – Morcheeba
  • “Oh Dear Brother” – Howard
  • “Florence Jean” – Damien Jurado
  • “Middle Man” – Pet Envy
  • “Nobody” – The Sheepdogs
  • “Heaven Only Knows” – Bob Moses
  • “Where We Are” – Curtis Harding
  • “Love & Pain” – Doyle Bramhall, II
  • “Magnolia Sunrise” – Parker Gispert
  • “Jeannie Becomes A Mom” – Caroline Rose
  • “The Joke” – Brandi Carlile
  • “Hey Yeah!” – Deer Tick
  • “Warriors” – Allen Stone
  • “Ghost” – Sister Sparrow

Nashville Sunday Night shows:

  • The Sheepdogs
  • Doyle Bramhall, II
  • Willie Watson
  • Dom Flemmons
  • Chris Shifflet
  • Great Peacock (opening set)
  • Liz Vice with Propaganda
  • Luthi
  • Natalie Hemby and Caleb Caudle
  • Wolf Alice

Live Shows:

  • Paul Simon at Bridgestone Arena
  • Iron & Wine at Ryman Auditorium
  • Marcus King Band at Cannery Ballroom
  • Ruston Kelly at Mercy Lounge
  • I’m With Her at City Winery and Grimey’s In Store
  • Tennis at Mercy Lounge and 3rd & Lindsley
  • Theo Katzman at Live on the Green