Saturday, October 31, 2009
You know, I've been thinking this past week or so... there something pretty exciting going on in country music these days. I feel like there has been a shift in the music that we get to listen, it might be slight, as in nothing drastic, but I really do feel like there has been a positive change in the music.
Look at some of the recent singles hitting the charts and radio...
- The Lost Trailers "Country Folks (Livin' Loud)"
- Chris Young "Getting You Home"
- Luke Bryan "Do I"
- Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews "I'm Alive"
- Tim McGraw's new album
- Eric Church
Its not just the new artists either, as you can see from the small list of examples above. I mean, Tim McGraw's newest release is amazing. That album is filled with what I look for in a solid country album.
The pop country is just that. It doesn't really get in my soul and power that love of the music far, but real strong lyric writing and a true country sound does. There hundreds of songs out there that don't have the substance that a true country song should. In the last few weeks though, some of the music I am hearing has substance and even carry a country sound.
I sure hope we are seeing a turn and that change of direction will continue. The country music industry takes a long time to move in another direction... this just may be the beginning, but at the same time, I certainly won't get my hopes up.