Tag Archives: country music

The Nashville formula for country songs

An aspiring songwriter in Nashville who couldn’t seem to get a bite from the “gate keepers” decided to do a mashup of 6 popular country songs to see how similar they were. The result was astonishing. I call it Mashville.

“Sure Be Cool If You Did”- Blake Shelton
“Drunk on You”- Luke Bryan
“Chillin’ It”- Cole Swindell
“Close Your Eyes”- Parmalee
“This is How We Roll”- Florida Georgia Line
“Ready, Set, Roll”- Chase Rice 

Hank Williams Jr. Kid Rock sing Family Tradition


Buy original here.

Monday Music Rewind: Tom T. Hall “I Love”


Thomas “Tom T.” Hall (born May 25, 1936, in Olive Hill, Kentucky) is a retired American country music singer-songwriter. He has written 11 No. 1 hit songs, with 26 more that reached the Top 10, including the No. 1 international pop crossover smash “Harper Valley PTA” and the hit “I Love”, which reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. He became known to fans as “The Storyteller,” thanks to his storytelling skills in his songwriting. Buy the song here.

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The Bottle Let Me Down

Merle Haggard

Here is a country classic written by Merle Haggard in 1966. Makes me want to hit the open road and head up north away from the city.

If you love this song, then you’ll love George Jones’ version too.

Buy the MP3s here.

Randy Travis busted

Randy Travis was arrested early Monday after police said they found him seemingly disoriented with an open bottle of wine outside a Texas church, reeking of booze and slurring his words. (Full story)

I thought that this was standard procedure when writing a new country song…