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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A New Country Song with a Traditional  Country Vibe

A New Country Song with a Traditional  Country Vibe

Yeah, she's crazy but her crazy's beautiful to me “Beautiful Crazy” is a modern Country song that captures the tone of Traditional Country. Intelligent lyrics reveal a man in the “blown away by everything she does” stage of love, besotted, bowled over, amazed at his...

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A Feel-Good Country Song.  What’s Not to Like?

A Feel-Good Country Song. What’s Not to Like?

Just because a Country song has a line like  …let's make a little lemonade if lemons is all we got ...doesn’t automatically exclude it from greatness: Many famous Country songs have banal lyrics, but make up for it somewhere else, like emotional connection, or...

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