August 22, 2008
There really aren’t that many country artists that I don’t like. Most of them that I don’t enjoy much, like Montgomery Gentry or Brad Paisley, I am usually indifferent to, liking a song every once in a while.
So for this thread, suggested by Leeann, it was tricky for me to come up with an answer to the question: What are some songs you like by an artist you don’t? Since my site is often accused of being anti-Rascal Flatts, and they are an act that I definitely dislike, I’ll go with them.
I like “Bless the Broken Road”, though I prefer Marcus Hummon’s original recording. I think “What Hurts the Most” is a great country-pop song, and that they do it better than Mark Wills did. I like the chorus of “These Days.”
But I absolutely love “I’m Movin’ On”, a single from their debut album. It’s a flawless song, and Gary LeVox’s restrained vocal allows the lyric to shine through. It’s actually one of my favorite songs of the decade.
What are some songs you like by an artist you don’t?