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A sinus infectio has me feelin like crap, but this DP&S postwon't write itself.

 

There's not really a specific theme this week, pretty much just music from one of my favorite eras of Country music.  And that is the late 80's to the mid 90's.

It was a time when Country music went down a more traditional road in some areas, and this time period produced a lot of grat rodeo songs.  Waylon, Willie, Johnny, Merle and George were all getting old and no longer controling the charts.  A lot of new artists came to the scene, and most of them were great.

 

I'm not gonna type too much in this one, because I'm not feelin good.

 

But remember, Feedback would be appreciated, so please listen to a songor two and lave a comment.

 

Let's get started,

 

First up,

Mark Chesnutt- Too Cold at Home

Notice the steel guitar used in this song.  A steel guitar seems to be a lost art form in today's music, and that's a crying shame.  A steel guitar is my favorite instrument to hear, and by far the hardest to play.  Mark Chenutt is one of the ost underrated singers of all time.  His career was overshadowed by Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson, but personally, I think Mark was a better singer and songwriter.

 

Next,

Keith Whitley- I'm Over You

Keith is a great singer.  A motorcycle accident took him away far too soon.  May he RIP.  He's my favorite singer from the 80's.  Lorrie Morgan made a mess of him, but his voice is perfect. 

 

Next,

Joe Diffie- Ships That Don't Come In

Joe is known for his novelty songs, but this is one of his few serious songs, and it's great.  Make you think about how good you've got it.

 

Next,

Travis Tritt- I'm Gonna Be Somebody

Travis is a local product, and he really made a name for himself.  He had the biker image, but he's one of the more popular Country singers from his day, and now he owns a record copany.  This song is about the long road to the top.

 

Next,

Alan Jackson- Between the Devil and Me

I'm sure all of you have heard of Alan Jackson even if it's only from "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning."  This is one of his songs that never made it to the radio, but it's one of my favorite songs he sings.  He puts his heart into this songs.  Nice steel guitar ripas well.

 

Next,

David Lee Murphy- Party Crowd

David only had a few songs that ever got much radio play as an artist.  He's mostly known for his great songwriting.  Him and Rhett Akins are the best songwriters from this era IMO. 

 

Last, but not least,

Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens- Streets of Bakersfield

Love this song.  Brings back the Bakersfield Sound(that  really need to post a blog for).  BuckOwens is a legend, who released this song back in the 60's, but bringing Dwight into the mix made this song so much better.

 

Thnks for listening

September 21, 2011  10:27 PM ET

Hope you feel better soon....

September 21, 2011  11:00 PM ET

Glad to see Dwight getting his due, UH. I still like Buck's original version better though. The accordion is a nice touch, but the drums on Yoakam's version seem to be running away from the rest of the band.

Here's my favorite Dwight Yoakam song (yeah, I love me some honky tonk)

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September 22, 2011  02:15 PM ET

I watched the videos, but I left my sound off.

September 22, 2011  05:13 PM ET

There's a lot of "old school" here in both music and vocals. Especially the steel guitar.

September 22, 2011  06:33 PM ET

Thanks for listening everybody.

September 22, 2011  09:15 PM ET

Even for a 6 figure contract, I don't think Outlaw would ever go emo on us.

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September 23, 2011  04:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Even for a 6 figure contract, I don't think Outlaw would ever go emo on us.

How about N'Sync

September 23, 2011  06:02 PM ET

As Alan Jackson - "ain't nothing like a steel guitar to bring back memories" - Dwight was a treat - hadn't thought of him in quite a while!

 
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