It’s Always About a Woman…

"Back in the day" Top 40 radio was more inclusive than it is today-- teen rock dominated, but playlists included the occasional Frank Sinatra or instrumental, and a good dose of Country:  Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette-- "Stand By Your Man" was #1-- Jerry...

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A Man with a Broken Heart Sings a Sensitive Country Song

There are thousands, maybe millions, of songs about heartache and heartbreak, by both women and men–all formats and genres. "Her World or Mine” by Michael Ray is “traditonal” Country--his grammar sucks, but the lyrics are sensitive and thoughtful... One of us moved...

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A Traditonal Yet Modern, F-U-N Juke-Joint Rocker

Boomer Music Update has been a fan of Country trio Midland since the get-go; we appreciate their traditional yet modern, hip, sound, that’s true to the genre. Two years and several hits later, Midland’s second album is scheduled for a late summer drop, and the first...

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Daughters Then/Daughters Now

That Was Then: "Daughter," by the Blenders, is a fun, snappy 1963 doo-wop ditty, with cute throw-away lyrics that were appropriate for the time, i.e. blatantly sexist and disempowering to women, words that wouldn't even get written today, much less recorded. This Is...

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The “Eyes” Have It

So many songs about eyes:  lying, dying, crying, all formats, genres, languages have songs about the eyes of others, the windows into the soul. "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" was a corny ballad with terrific hooks that was one of the top songs from 1967. Chase Rice's...

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 The Wonder That is George Strait

George Strait isn't now and never was "hip or "cool" in the way that Johnny Cash was or Willie Nelson is--rather he is more like a "Stepford Wife" version of a "Country Star" whose clean living, solid marriage, clever, neo-traditonal songs, strong voice and handsome...

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