Trent Wagler and Jay Lapp

Discussion: A Song With A Story

January 16, 2009 // 19 Comments

One of country music’s strengths has always been its songwriting. Its ability to connect to its audience with the truth.  That’s what initially drew me to country music. The music was more than just instruments and cool beats, it had life and character and everything that goes along with those qualities – humor, humility, love, anger, compassion and history. Therefore, I’ve found it unfortunate in recent years that mainstream country has focused more on combining a catchy hook with an awesome guitar solo and some cool beats, than in relaying the truth.  I realize that may be where the trend (and therefore the money) is heading these days, but, in my opinion, it’s not where the heart of country music lies. However, I can’t say that great songs – particularly story songs  – are not out there … they’re just harder to find.  One of my recent finds was a Read More