Well, this could be the last edition of our silly little show (at least the AaronFM version of it anyway). Never fear, if you miss the dang thing starting next week, Hoss will be back on ArtistIndependentRadio when it gets started in the very near future. This whole show has sort of just been a teaser for AIR Radio anyway.
We’ll just see how the audience numbers are this weekend and make some sort of decision by the middle of next week. Hmmmm. I don’t think I’ve ever canceled my own show before.
Dean Broady – Four Wheel Drive
We played Dean’s song Bounty on our very first show. This is another release off his Crop Circles CD. There is some great song writing on that album. I haven’t heard every song on it yet, but, so far, there’s not a bad apple in the bunch. Every song is as interesting and as clever as they make up.
Official Site: http://www.deanbrody.com/
Audio Only Video: https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0SO8zc96tdSRk8AXnRXNyoA;_ylc=X1MDMjc2NjY3OQRfcgMyBGJjawM3dW1uZGQ5OWIwcGJnJTI2YiUzRDMlMjZzJTNEODEEZnIDeWZwLXQtMTQwBG10ZXN0aWQDQURNUiUzREFDQlkxMyUyNkFEU1JQJTNEU01FMjk3JTI2QVNTVCUzRFFJMDQ1JTI2VUkwMSUzRFVJQzElMjZVTkklM0RVTklDMQRuX3JzbHQDMTAEbl9zdWdnAzQEb3JpZ2luA3NlYXJjaC55YWhvby5jb20EcG9zAzAEcHFzdHIDBHBxc3RybAMEcXN0cmwDMzUEcXVlcnkDRGVhbiBCcm9hZHkgRm91ciBXaGVlbCBEcml2ZXIgdmlkZW8EdF9zdG1wAzEzODk4ODIxMzIzNDcEdnRlc3RpZANVSUMx?gprid=V5UDis.lR4inLoRYzdSsdA&pvid=oAXpATIwOC5_Wu1qUrBlcA.zNzEuNVLX6j3_90GI&p=Dean+Broady+Four+Wheel+Driver+video&fr2=sb-top&fr=yfp-t-140
Kellie Pickler – Little Bit Gypsy
People call her ditsy and such, but I don’t buy it. I like Kellie Pickler because she writes most of the music she records. I wish we could say that about more country stars. Definitely not a ditzy trait. This song is off The Woman I Am CD, on which she co-wrote most songs with her husband Kyle Jacobs.
Official Site: http://www.kelliepickler.com/
Lindsay Ell – Trippin on Us
Lindsay is just now making the big time on the country music scene, and she’s wanting to people to know that she’s more than a pretty face and a gorgeous voice. She’s go musicianship in her bones. Guitar solos you hear on are her recordings are generally done buy her and she’s been known to get up and jam with people like blues legend Buddy Guy. The video I’ve linked below shows some of her impromptu acoustic guitar playing prowess.
Official Site: www.lindsayell.com
Locash Cowboys –Best Seat in the House
This dou — Chris Lucas and Preston Brust — has been playing together since 2008, but the “industry” is just now giving them a break. This song is a tear jerker, definitely.
Official Site: www.locashcowboys.com
Florida George Line – This Is How We Roll
These guys are picking right up where 2013 left off. This is their very latest release. I like the way they are sort of reshaping country music by popularizing the combining the hip-hop lyrical style with the laid-back country beat. Because I like this take on country so much, I’m following up this song by repeating Sam Hunt’s song Raised On It, which we played on last week’s show. Sam does the same sort of thing in his music.
Official Site: http://floridageorgialine.com/
Wes Mack – Our Sound Track
Wes is from Canada, new to the US country scene. But this song shows he understands the American attitude. “Johnny Cash to Rascal Flats” is definitely our Sound Track.
Official Video: www.wesmack.com/
Brad Paisely, Dierks Bently, Derrick Hayes and, yes, Roger Miller – Outstanding in Our Field
When the Awards shows celebrate “country music event” categories, this is the kind of thing they’re talking about it. And boy is this an event! This song perfectly captures the inadvertent theme that’s sort of established itself on our show this week: the “youth” of country music paying tribute to the traditions and the heros.
Joe Nichols – Yeah
The “about” page on Joe’s official site is some of the best reading I’ve done in a while. It’s an honest look at the behind the scenes mess that is the music business. I’m proud that he’s found his way back to the radio world.
Official Site: http://www.joenichols.com/about
George Strait – I Got A Car
This song is off George’s presumably final CD (though I will point out that I’ve only heard and seen him say that he’s currently on his final tour. Has he specifically said he won’t ever record again? I don’t think he has!) This is a catchy little diddy that I agree with the critics about: it’s as good as George gets. I can’t believe he’s done 40 albums!
Official Site: http://www.georgestrait.com
Cole & Younger – Superman in Overalls
This is my “independent band” pick of the week. Dave Younger, a Texas-hearted musician is singing, and the song was written by the Cole portion of this cross country duo that (last I heard anyway) has never actually met in person. I talk much more about these guys during the show. I hope you’ll listen so you can hear the song. It’s another tear jerker about dear ole’ Dad.