Hello Cruel World is Proper Music’s Country Album of the Year!

Proper Music has named Hello Cruel World the Country Album of 2012 in its Best Albums of 2012 list! Hello Cruel World has already made numerous other year-end lists; a few of the highlights are listed here:

AllMusic’s Favorite Country Albums of 2012

No Depression’s Top 50 Favorite Albums of 2012 (Hello Cruel World at #13)

WFUV’s John Platt’s Faves of 2012

KDHX’s Ed Becker’s Top 10 albums of 2012

Engine 145’s Top Albums of 2012

Twang Nation’s Cream of the Crop 2012

Mando Lines (No Depression) Top 10 from 2012 (at #2)

The Telegraph’s (UK) 10 Great Roots albums of 2012

Dutch magazine Heaven’s “shortlist” of the Best Albums of 2012 and #3 in the 2012 Listener’s Poll

– Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, UK) Top 10 Singer-Songwriter albums “As good as Emmylou Harris’ landmark Wrecking Ball and a future classic.”

EuroAmericana’s 2012 Yearlist (at #7)

Folk Alley’s Listener Poll for Favorite Music of 2012

Folk Alley Top Picks by hosts Elena See and Linda Fahey

And finally, Hello Cruel World comes in at #30 for radio airplay on the Americana Music Association’s Top 100 Americana albums of 2012! (to see the full list click on Top 100 albums on the right hand side of the site)