You know, Country & Western!
This ain't your Dad's country music. It's your Granddad's! None of that new Nashville bullshit either. This is where you'll find what I consider the best in Country (Classic and Alt), Folk, and Americana.
Willie Nelson - I’d Have to Be Crazy (The Best Part)
It’s not even Willie - it’s the guy singing backup ahead of him. And he knocks that “away” away.
The Best Part…comin’ right up!
Willie Nelson - I’d Have to Be Crazy
One of my very favorite country love songs.
Ray Price - Danny Boy
batteredshoes tagged a post with “The Frank Sinatra of Country Music”. I guess I never gave it much thought, but it’s true. As balladeers go, Ray is the best in the business.
Ray Price, in a message to fans as he heads home to live out his last days.
Daniel Romano - I’m Not Crying Over You
A little something from today’s BKOM Holiday Gift Guide.
J.D. Sumner & The Stamps - Wayfaring Stranger (The Best Part)
Sure, it could be the haunting intro or the overenthusiastic Stamps singing the chorus or the way Sumner says Jor-daan, but the best part goes to J.D. for his vocal at the end that’s akin to a death rattle. Go ahead, try to sing along. Even in your fakest voice or inward singing, you can’t make it happen.
J.D. Sumner & The Stamps - Wayfaring Stranger
Give it a listen and I’ll be back in a few with…The Best Part.
Gettin’ real tired of seeing bands on the bill for country shows that are clearly NOT country. If you have 3 (or more) electric guitars, you’re a rock band. I don’t care if one guy switches back-and-forth on steel. Or one guy can make his telecaster twang. Or your shirts have pearl snaps. If you’re on stage rocking out, you’re a rock band. Don’t try to fool me and say you’re country rock either; I know the difference.
No keyboards either.