Thursday, November 04, 2004
Hank Williams Jr., Kid Rock, Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, Tanya Tucker, Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington, Billy Powell and Johnny Van Zant joined together for CMT's Outlaw Concert last week.
You are probably thinking Im going to go off in a rage about how this is a mess and no need for a show like this. Well, you're wrong. This special was full of badass rocking country.
I was about of my seat a few times so into the show, and would have if it wasn't for all of the commericals. If you haven't seen this special, I'm sure CMT will re-run it at 50 times or so (ha).
The attitude of country was alive that night. Country does have style within of major attitude. Attitude in music is good. This is what is bringing more fans to the music and is at the soul of country music.
However, one thing. Are these really "Outlaws" Hank Jr. can be the exception. Our real "outlaws" are quickly dying off or dead already. These artists may have some of the attitude, but nothing close to the real outlaws. Welcome the new Outlaw sound, but never never forget the real outlaws...such as Johnny Cash, Johnny Paycheck, David Allan Coe, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and oh yes, Hank Williams Sr.