A Man with a Broken Heart Sings a  Sensitive Country Song

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

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

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

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

 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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There’s Just Something About…Rainbows!

There’s Just Something About…Rainbows!

No one was more shocked and surprised to be awarded this year’s Grammy for Album of The Year than the winner herself, Kacey Musgraves.  Although she’s considered one of  Nashville’s most talented singer/songwriters, her songs are hardly played on Country radio...

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