“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”

What could be mellower than a Country song about the calm and comfort of home? Elton John’s singing and Berne Taupin’s lyrics made it work in 1970 with "Country Comfort" and now Kenny Chesney, and his buddy, A-level Nashville writer and Baby Boomer (59-y/o) David Lee...

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A Medley of Hits by Artists Who Died in 2017

Nashville was freezing on New Years Eve, but that’d didn’t prevent Keith Urban from entertaining 100,000 party revelers for"Music City Midnight." One highlight was this 9+ minute medley of hits from music icons who died in 2017—all formats were honored, beginning with...

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Believing in Mankind’s Good. Country Style.

The songs in today’s post carry a message that’s right for our time-- a much needed positive worldview. Luke Bryan’s “Most People Are Good” is officially launched, and within a few weeks it'll be airing on Country stations nationwide. The words are—terrific—poetic and...

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Taylor Swift Sings a Heartfelt Song A La Carole King

  Ha, you don’t even need a calendar to know it’s the Christmas season, just listen to the radio or check out the slew of recent holiday albums including releases by Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith, Blake Shelton, and Kelsea Ballerini. One of the most anticipated...

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A Light-Hearted Romantic Song For Country Music Fans

  Here’s Easton Corbin singing “A Girl Like You,” a bright, upbeat expression of good fortune in love that’s already in “top 10” territory on the Country chart. It’s a safe bet that the late Mel McDaniel influenced this song’s sound, melody and down home...

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Luke Combs: Modern Take on Traditional Country

2017 has been Country singer/songwriter Luke Combs year. His "Hurricane" went to #1, and so is his follow-up, “When It Rains, It Pours” which is a straight ahead Country sound with a clever, lighthearted story line-- no heartbreak or hardship here--rather he wins $100...

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If You Can’t Love–Than At Least Don’t Hate

I’m not objective about “Dear Hate” by Maren Morris because she’s Country, and I love Country, and I hope you don’t disregard this message because you don’t like that format—the DELIVERY is Country but the MESSAGE is universal. Remember Jackie DeShannon’s 1965 hit...

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Emotional Love Songs: What Would We Do Without Them?

When you hear “Everything I Own” (1972, Bread), do you ever wonder “has a sadder song ever been written?” I would give anything I own Give up my life, my heart, my home I would give ev’rthing I own Just to have you back again So emotional. “Greatest Love Story” by...

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