You gotta have a fiddle in the band.
This is my latest weekly blog for DP&S. Last week I said love gone wrong/cheating songs would be the topic for this week, but I've decided to hold that off for a week.
I started thinking the other day, and I realized that when most people think of Country music, they tend to only think of the great singers. Outside of a couple, bands and duos are somewhat forgotten whendiscussing Contry music greats.
That's why I've decided to make this blog about the greatbands the Country music has to offer.
Like every week, I'll post 7 songs, from 7 different bands.
I would love your feedback for this, and I hope you enjoy reading and listening. If you didn't enjoy reading and listening, then I am deeply sorry, but I would still love your feedback saying you didn't like it.
Pretty much, I would appreciate it if you would leave a comment.
Let's get this thing started.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band singing Fishin in the Dark
Honestly, there were a few other sons by them I wanted to post, but unfortunately I couldn't find a good video where embedding wasn't disabled. But, this is by far their most famous song, and a song that means a lot to me. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is my favorite band of all time, any genre. I would strongly suggest listening to other songs like "Modern Day Romance," "Workin Man," "Baby's Got a Hold on me," etc.
Alabama singing Tennesse River
Alabama is probably the most famous band in COuntry Music history. You an't make a blog about Country music blogs without including them. They have countless hits and great songs. It was hard picking one song since they have so many, but Tennessee River is on of my favorte songs by them.
Confederate Railroad singing Jesus and Mama
To me, Confederate Railroad is one of the most underrated bands of all time. Everybody knows their song, "Trashy Women," which was a gimmick song, but once you look past that you'll find some great music. "Queen of Memphis," "Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Time," "Time Off for Bad Behavior," etc. I'll admitashy Women" is a catchy song, and I do listen to it, but I do think it;s a shame that it is their most popular song and overshadows most of their best music.
The Oak Ridge Boys singing Dream On
First, I want to apologize for the weird video. And, no this isn't the Aerosmith song. The Oakridge Boys are one of the best bands in Country music history. I don't remember the names, but the guy with the deep voice fits perfectly with the othr 3 members of the group. There are severa great songs from them. Check out, "Leavin Louisiana," "Gonna Take a Lot of River," "Ozark Mountain Jubilee," etc.
Little Texas singing First Time for Everything
Little Texas didn't have many songs, and they really weren't together all that long, but they did turn out some good music. They are famous for their song, "God Blessed Texas," which is a pretty good song. You can find them today playing the night clubs. "Kicka Little" is one of their best songs and I highly reccomend it.
The Highwaymen singing Highwayman
This is the best suprgroup of all time IMO. Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson all together makes for some great music. We're talking 4 of the original outlaws together.
Last but not least,
Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers singing I Wish You Were Someone I Loved
Listen to this song, and you'll notice right off the bat the excellent harmony this group possesses. They were always overlooked by Alabama, The Oakridge Boys and the Statler Brothers, but to me they were right there with the first two mentioned, and a good bit ahead of Th Statlers(No offense to them, they were good, but not as good as the Gatlins).