The final spark that got me thinking about my writing and recording the new single "Put the Country Back in Country" was when I heard the Alan Jackson and George Straight song "Murder on music row". I was like damn they made a good point on the current state of music and how far off track country music has gone. So I set out to express my own feelings on the current state of country music.
Maybe not the best move on my part to say in the first line of my song "What hell is going on down on music row" but it was true to me and what I felt when I was writing the song.
I do believe there is a place for current sounding country music, but I also believe the industry should make room for what made this genre so great and that's traditional country music.
From artist like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jenning, Elvis Presley (one of personal favorite artist), Dolly Pardon, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and list goes on... we need to not lose that type of artistry.
I am sure there are a lot of artist out there that would love to make more old school country music but to be viable they have no choice but to bend to the industry.
I want those artist and indie artist to know ythey have more power over their careers than they think. Thank God for the ability to self release your own music now days.
God Bless and I hope you all will check out my song and let others know about it as well.
I am having a great response in only the first couple days of it's release only on CDBABY.COM
My song will be added to all major download sites within the next few weeks such as, iTune, Amazon. GooglePlay, iHeart Radio, Spotify and so on...
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Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
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So a lot of fans have been asking me what inspired the song "Put the Country Back in Country". Well it was several things over the course of recording songs for other artist that got me thinking about what I was having to write. I really started to in a way sell out and start writing more pop orientated country songs just to compete and try to be heard by the current country industry. But deep down it felt a little soulless to me. I really wanted to get back to my roots and write some more traditional sounding music that felt true to me. In other words not just write to please an industry executive who just wanted a certain sound because that's what is expected of you. I just wanted to be true to myself and write what I felt, which truly is the essence of country music.