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Puxico is the debut studio album by American singer and songwriter Natalie Hemby, released on January 13, 2017 through her own label, GetWrucke Productions.[2] Hemby started recording the album around the same time she created a documentary about her hometown Puxico in 2010.[3]

Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 13, 2017
  • Natalie Hemby (exec.)
  • Mike Wrucke
Singles from Puxico
  1. "Return"
    Released: October 21, 2016


Return was released as the lead single from Puxico on October 21, 2016.[4]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
Rolling Stone     [5]
The New York Times(favorable)[6]
PopMatters          [7]

Will Hermes from Rolling Stone stated about the album "It's a nostalgic LP, musically and thematically, about the value of roots – surprising, maybe, from a woman behind songs like Lambert's 'Pink Sunglasses' and 'Getaway Driver', which broaden country's palette. But Hemby's a master craftswoman, and in an era of rule-by-Twitter, songs like 'Grand Restoration' and 'Time Honored Tradition' make a case for traditionalism being its own kind of progressivism."[5]


Publication Rank List
PopMatters 6 15 Best Americana Albums of 2017[8]
Rolling Stone 12 40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2017[9]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Natalie Hemby[10].

1."Time Honoured Tradition"3:16
2."Lovers on Display"3:35
3."Grand Restoration"2:58
4."Cairo, IL"2:59
5."Ferris Wheel"3:49
7."This Town Still Talks About You"4:28
8."I'll Remember How You Loved Me"4:30



  1. ^ "Miranda Lambert Songwriter Natalie Hemby Readies Debut Album". Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "First Listen: Natalie Hemby, 'Puxico'". Retrieved January 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "Documentary focusing on Puxico to premiere Friday". The Daily Statesman. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  4. ^ "Natalie Hemby on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Hermes, Will (January 24, 2017). "Review: Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert Hitmaker, Goes Solo on 'Puxico'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  6. ^ Caramanica, Jon (January 18, 2017). "The Best Country Is in the Details. Natalie Hemby Knows That". The New York Times. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  7. ^ Frahm, Jonathan (March 21, 2017). "Natalie Hemby, Puxico". PopMatters. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  8. ^ PopMatters staff. "40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2017 (PopMatters)". PopMatters. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  9. ^ Rolling Stone staff. "40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2017 (Rolling Stone)". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  10. ^ Finan, Eileen (March 3, 2017). "Nashville's Go-to Songwriter Steps Out Solo: Meet Natalie Hemby". People Country. People Magazine. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  11. ^ "Natalie Hemby Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "Natalie Hemby Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  13. ^ "Natalie Hemby Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2017.