Good news for readers of Do — the entertainment pullout section on Thursdays in the Savannah Morning News: Kayne Lanahan and The MusicFile team (the folks behind Savannah Stopover) are going to be writing a couple of columns per month.

The inaugural piece: The MusicFile: Sorting out the top 10 Southern songs of 2012.

The top five are:
1.“Birmingham” by Shovels and Rope
2. “I Found You” by Alabama Shakes
3. “Numb” by Gary Clark Jr.
4. “Am I That Lonely Tonight” by Justin Townes Earle
5. “Gospel” by The Whigs

But you can click on through to the column for more on those and the rest of the top 10.

The MusicFile’s best new Savannah bands of 2012 (not all are truly brand new, but largely fresh to the scene):

Adam Intrator of Triathalon

Adam Intrator of Triathalon

1. Triathalon
2. mumbledust
3. Casket Girls
4. Whaleboat
5. The Accomplices

The column has links to SMN interviews with numbers 1 through 4.

The MusicFile also has a post with their top 20.

And if you just want to listen, here are The MusicFile’s top 20 songs from the South in 2012: