Josh Rouse is an artist that I’ve followed faithfully for many years. I’ve bought all of the Nebraska native’s albums since “1972” in 2003. (Confusing, I know.) I haven’t been disappointed yet. He’s not the flashiest songwriter, but his tunes are always well-crafted, frequently gorgeous, and occasionally, as is the case with today’s pick from 2005’s “Nashville,” near-perfect. I’m naming this one prettiest song of the Aughts.
Josh Rouse — “It’s the Nighttime”