Love gone wrong/cheating songs is gonna be pushed backat least another week. I've had a request for Texas Swing, which I'm considering for next week.
For this week's installment, we're gonna focus on a kind of music most of yall have never heard before, and probably haven't even heard of it.
There's a lot of names for this genre, but the two that I like the best are Cowpunk and Hellbilly(no typo).
This is a genre on it's own, but I would say it is a mix between Outlaw Country, Bluegrass and Heavy metal.
Warning- Some songs contain strong language.
There will be more of a focus on Hank Williams III than other artists, but I hope you enjoy.
And remember, Any feedback is appreciated, I would love a comment letting me know what you think.
Hank Williams III- Straight to Hell(Satan is Real)
This song is about a hell raiser, that likes to get drunk and get high. From back in the days with his uncle making moonshine, to runnng from the sheriff after having an affair with the sheriff's wife. Grandson of Hank Williams Sr and son of Hank Williams Jr, the Williams family seems to get wilder generation by generation. Personally, I like all 3 generations equally, but a lot of people say Hank 3 isn't as good as his daddy or grandpa, but I say he is more talented. He can play any instrument, and can cross teen Hellbilly, traditional Country, and he plays with a few heavy metal bands. Some say Third times the charm, I wouldn't go that far, but he is talented.
Kevin Fowler- Long Line of Losers
You might have heard to cover version by Montgomery Gentry, but the original is by far the best version of this song. It's the story of this guy's family history, which sheds light on why he acts the ay he does.
Unknown Hinson- Silver Platter
Unknown Hinson has some big name followers including Matt Groening and Billy Bob Thornton. He never breaks character while out in public, He's named after his daddy, i says right there on the birth certificate, Father- Unknown. FOr the Adult Swim fans out there, Unknown Hinson is perhaps best known for being the voice of Early Cuyler on the Squidbillies. This song is pretty funny, as are a lot of his songs.
Charlie Robison- My Hometown
Charlie Robison married one of the Dixie Chicks a while bat, but don't let thatturn you off. The musical stylings are nothing similar. This song is about a ramblin man. He worked in La Grange for 80 hours a week, but it ws too hot, so he spent his money on pot, he went college, but never saw a class room, and now he's in travelin band.
Hank Williams III- Crazed Country Rebel
Hank 3 again, this time it's about a hell of a drug binge. Morphine, acid, mushroom tea, weed, moonshine, you name it. It's a little bit of a light hearted song, but I like it.
Steve Earle- Copperhead Road
This is probably the most popular song on this blog, but it fits in very ell with this style of music, and I would consider Steve Earle to be one of the original Hellbilly singers. Outlaw Country is what this genre came from, but Steve Earle helped take it to the next step. This is one of my favorite songs of all time. For the MMA fans, Matt Lindland walks to the cage to this song. I think this will be the most enjoyed song on the blog.
Luke Kaufman- Rank Riders Anthem
Luke Kaufman is a pretty big unknown in the music industry. It might just be me, but I like his up tempo rodeo songs. Kaufman is a bull rider, and rodeo announcer. I learned about him when he was announcing a local rodeo that my best friend was riding in. I think this classifies as a bit of Hellbilly, and hopefully this will get him a little recognition.
I really hope yall enjoy this blog. And remember, I would love ome feedback.