Tyler Farr’s Redneck Crazy – Single Review

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   I have to admit that before I heard this song, having only read the title, I assumed it would be YET another rocking party song. I was completely wrong. Instead, Redneck Crazy is actually a song about heartbreak.

    Tyler Farr has a unique, gritty/raspy voice. Signed with Columbia Nashville, Tyler is definitely one of the most promising “new-comers” in Country Music. His voice, with its thick Missouri accent, is pure country. Tyler brings both power and emotion to his latest single. Redneck Crazy tells a tale about a crazy ex in a heartbreaking country song. The theme is often one typically done by a woman. Tyler Farr sings the song from a male’s point of view, giving us fresh take on an old idea.

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Lori McKenna- Massachusetts album review

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    I have to admit that I had no idea who Lori McKenna was until her latest album, Massachusetts, came out. I heard rave reviews on the album and decided to take a listen. I was looking for more traditional country and rootsy music. Fed up with the "Hick-hop" and what not, I was looking for music that got back to the basics. Massachusetts gave me what I was looking for. I listened to this album right through. It has an interesting, folksy sound.

    After I listened to the album, I did some research (which is what I normally do when I discover an artist for the first time). I quickly learned that Lori McKenna is a well-known, established songwriter. She has written for the likes of Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Hunter Hayes, and Little Big Town. She recently co-wrote Hunter Hayes' "I Want Crazy" and Little Big Town's "Your Side of the Bed". She obviously has a gift for songwriting, a definite way with words.

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Holly Williams- The Highway (a review)

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  I became a Holly Williams fan while listening to her latest album, The Highway. I had never heard her music until the album came out. I had heard a lot of great things about this album, so I decided to give it a listen. All I had to do was listen to the first song on the album, Drinkin', and I immediately became a Holly Williams fan. I listened to the album all the way through. It is by far one of the Best albums to come out in years!

    I later did some research and found out that Holly Williams comes from Country Music Royalty. Her grandfather is the Legendary Hank Williams Sr. and her father is Hank Williams Jr. Holly has proven that the next generation of Williams' are most certainly qualified to carry the Country Music torch. Holly's music reminds me of her grandfather's, Hank Sr. She's got that same aching in her voice as Hank Sr. did. Holly sings with such emotion and has a beautiful voice, raw voice. She has definitely inherited the Williams' songwriting talent as well. She is a very gifted songwriter, anyone can hear (or see) that!

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How Country Music Influenced Bob Dylan

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From the protest folk of Woody Guthrie to the Delta Blues of Robert Johnson, the early output of Bob Dylan was inspired by a number of traditions in American song. But while it might not have always been apparent, the country sounds of the 40s/50s was just as instrumental in shaping his career.

While growing up as Robert Zimmerman in the Minnesota cities of Duluth and then Hibbing, a young Dylan spent much of his youth listening to country stations broadcasting from Shreveport, Louisiana and also The Grand Ole Opry, a WSM Nashville live radio show which he would later appear on with Johnny Cash in 1969, a fact which was alluded to in a New York interview in 1965:

“All the music I heard up until I left Minnesota was… I didn’t hear any folk music… I just heard Country and Western, rock and roll and polka music.”


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