Country music is really an old love that has popped back up into my life recently. When we lived in Mississippi in 1994-95, country music stations were about it. I’m a big music person, so I just jumped right into country and for the most part loved it. When we moved on back to Alabama, there were more choices, so I mixed things up a bit.
Country music pretty much fell off the chart at that point. There were occasional artists that would catch my attention. For example, I’ve been a Faith Hill fan since my Mississippi days. Same with the Mavericks. In fact, our whole family loves the Mavericks, including both kids, and we can pretty much pop in a cd and sing along with every song.
Recently, the Rick and Bubba show moved from Y102 to WLWI in the mornings. After they go off at 10:00 a.m. I always forget to change the station. In the past, this would mean I would listen to Y102 for awhile until I finally noticed or something on the station would get on my nerves. Well, as you can imagine (my mind being what it is), I continued to forget to change the station after the move. Low and behold, I began hearing old songs and remembering how much I loved them, as well as getting turned on to some great new artists.
Some I’m so excited about that I’m kind of mad at all these people who I tell about them who seem to have known about them for years. Come on guys – you can’t share?
So I won’t be “that guy” here are a few I would like to share with you.
Zac Brown Band – This is probably my favorite band right now. I started liking them for “As She’s Walking Away” with Alan Jackson. But when I googled them, I found out that they actually sing several songs that I’ve grown to love over the past couple of months. Like “Whatever It Is” and “Chicken Fried”.
Sugarland – I think that Sugarland is just plain fun. If you don’t believe me, go on YouTube and watch the video for “Stuck Like Glue”. It’s simply hilarious. I love a band that has a sense of humor and can totally make fun of themselves. It also doesn’t hurt that Jennifer Nettles can sing like nobody’s business. Just good, clean fun folks.
Luke Bryan – He has the “good old boy who is really cute but probably not really good” thing going on. Which I totally get (you should have known Bud back in the 80’s). He also can sing and did I mention I can write as well. Not only did he sing and write the song “Rain is a Good Thing” (which I love), but he also wrote the song, “Good Directions” which is one of my all-time favorites. He writes really down-to-earth songs.
There are a ton of others both old and new (I’m really starting to like Lady Antibellum, Uncle Kracker, and Darius Rucker, too), but these are some of my current favorites.
OK…everybody get to sharing…