Month: May 2012
Retro Single Review: Alan Jackson, "Summertime Blues"
Retro Single Review: Shania Twain, "I'm Holdin' on to Love (To Save My Life)"
Retro Single Review: George Strait, “All My Ex’s Live in Texas”
Retro Single Review: Dolly Parton, &quot;Traveling Man&quot;
Single Review: Rodney Atkins, "Just Wanna Rock N Roll"
Single Review: Chris Young, "Neon"
Chris Young’s third single off of Neon continues to position him as an artist with a skill so few of his contemporaries possess: the ability to gracefully tread the line between vintage and current.
It’s easy to compare this title track to Brooks & Dunn’s dance hall classic, for example, but Young’s ode to a bar has legs all its own. “Neon” puts a different spin on melancholy – less aching and more content in defeat. If there’s a broken heart in the mix, Young’s too deep into his sweet escape (on the rocks) to care.
Single Review: The Mavericks, "Born to Be Blue"
Donna Summer: The Country Connection
Donna Summer, disco legend, passed away today at the age of 63.
Much like my earlier post on Whitney Houston’s untimely passing, writing about Summer’s death isn’t completely foreign to our topic of country music.
Whereas Dolly Parton wrote a #1 pop hit by Whitney Houston, Donna Summer wrote a #1 country hit for Dolly Parton.