New “Corny” Country Song Rings True

New “Corny” Country Song Rings True

Current Hit:  "Buy Dirt" by Jordan Davis, featuring Luke BryanLinked to:  "I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why)" by Alabama /1992 Because:  Both songs bemoan modern life's frantic pace and remind listeners to s-l-o-w down and appreciate traditional values i.e. raising...

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“If I Didn’t Love You”

“If I Didn’t Love You”

Current Hit:     "If I Didn't Love You" by Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood Linked to:        "It's Your Love" by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill /1997 Because:          Both songs explore the emotional underpinnings of love. "If I Didn't Love You" has explosive vocals, a...

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Her Heart is  Colder Than His Cold Beer!

Her Heart is Colder Than His Cold Beer!

Luke Comb's been a Country singer/songwriting star since 2017, when his  "Hurricane" hit big; along the way, he's reaped a wall of awards. Currently, he's working on his third album, but it's a cut from his 2020  CMA  and ACM "Album Of Year" winner, "What You See is...

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A “black haired beauty with big dark eyes”

A “black haired beauty with big dark eyes”

"Nights Moves" is a "classic rock" classic, and Country star Eric Church's "Heart on Fire" captures the same melodic texture as Bob Seger's 1976 rocker, racing to #36 on the Country chart just weeks after release, confirming why he's the reigning CMA "Entertainer of...

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Times Have Changed.  But Not That Much.

Times Have Changed. But Not That Much.

In 1968, the early years of the modern feminist movement, 22 y/o Dolly Parton’s “Just Because I’m a Woman,” her desire-cum-demand for acceptance and equal treatment, reached top 25 on Billboard’s Country chart, and while times have changed—(hello, Kamala...

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“The Worst Country Song of All Time”…haha!

“The Worst Country Song of All Time”…haha!

"The Worst Country Song of All Time," by newcomer Brantley Gilbert, is fun and wacky and  reminiscent of the fun and wacky  "You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly," a hit in 1978 for Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty. It's fast talking and tongue in cheek and pokes fun at...

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OMG, It’s “Good Ol’ Boy” Country…on a Boat!

OMG, It’s “Good Ol’ Boy” Country…on a Boat!

Upscaling the location from pick-up trucks, "the lake," and barrooms to travel-poster locales of yachts sailing on azure oceans--- mostly 20 and 30-somethings, partying, hooking up, drinking and being drunk, is apparently, an antidote to heartbreak, when your partner...

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“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby.”

“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby.”

Nashville newcomer Lainey Wilson's delivery is sweet and ladylike, which belies the strong and straightforward message in her current Country hit, "Things A Man Oughta Know."  If I can't have it, I can do without I can hang a picture same as I can take it down And how...

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Country Trio Rascal Flatts is Calling it Quits

Country Trio Rascal Flatts is Calling it Quits

After 20 years together, dozens of hits and numerous awards, Country trio Rascal Flatts is calling it quits. The band had planned a 2020 farewell tour but the Covid pandemic put the kibosh on that; instead, they released "How They Remember You," which has been on the...

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