Strawberry Runners at the Colorado Music Party at SXSW 2015

(Photo: CPR / Scott Carney)

Colorado musicians like Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, The Yawpers and Strawberry Runners received national attention for their music in 2015.

They're just a partial list of the Colorado artists who released some of the best music of 2015, as compiled by hosts at OpenAir. 

OpenAir Music Director Jessi Whitten looked back at the year's standout records with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner. Click the audio above to hear their conversation, and view the OpenAir hosts' Favorite Albums of 2015.