Sunday, September 14, 2008

My Week In Country Music


I pulled my first week long airshift in over a year this past week. I did the 9am-2pm shift at my country station www.1077thebull.com. What a blast! I wanted to do as much of it live as possible and I previously rescheduled some things to make that happen. I think it's important for the boss to step in and find out what the jocks have to deal with and how the whole thing works. My PD does an excellent job. It was pretty easy to step in and broadcast again. The music moves and flows and there's just enough of a chance to have a personality at certain moments. The station sounds great and while I was playing the hits, I discovered some new faves and said hello to some old ones. I just dig the hell out of George Strait, always have and probably always will. His new song "Troubador" is great and after all this time, he sounds wonderful. I played one of my all time favorites "Forever and Ever Amen" by Randy Travis and discovered some new tunes that I like. Carrie Underwood sings her ass off. Her new song "Just A Dream" is a female vantage point killer diller. "Chicken Fried" by The Zac Brown Band is fun and I like the new song by the Lost Trailers called "Holler Back". The one that got me right between the eyes was a song by a cat named Jimmy Wayne. Here's his story...Jimmy Wayne was born Oct. 23, 1972, in Cleveland County, N.C. He endured a tumultuous childhood, as his father abandoned the family when Wayne was a toddler, and his mother was in and out of prison twice. Growing up in foster homes, Wayne became an avid journal-keeper, using writing as a way of therapy. Living on the streets at 16 and a high school dropout, he was hired by an elderly couple to cut their grass, and eventually, they invited him to move into their home. With a stable home life, Wayne went back to high school and worked his way through community college, earning an associate's degree in criminal justice. After working in the North Carolina prison system, Wayne moved to Nashville to pursue a music career..." I also found out he was accompanied by his sister through all of the homeless shelters and foster homes and whe she got involved in an abusive marriage, he went and got her. By the grace of God go I.. Here's the song I like, thought I'd jump on this guy's bandwagon for awhile, I think he deserves it.

Acoustic version (the record company is disallowed embedding his big song)..



Here's the link to the full song...
Jimmy Wayne

It seems that the great, well crafted pop songs are all coming out of Nashville. They used to be rock songs, but now they're rock songs done country.

2 comments:

karlene's mom said...

Yes, I often find myself turning to country music for the better newer songs... and clinging to the "classic" for rock. Listen to Stay = raw and acoustic by Sugarland. I think you'd like that. Also, I have to say that the new one by George Strait is amazing. It speaks to my heart.

dr sardonicus said...

That's 'cause country is the most "pop" music there is...

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