Never have seen it! I'm sure one day it might end up on PBS! iguess nobody really cares about "OBAMACARE"!!!
I have not liked an individual like this since Steve Earle (or EMMYLOU or Rodney Crowell or John Prine or Kris Kristofferson or Jackson Browne or DYLAN!!! James Taylor was my first one - on - one back in 1968, thanks to the Beatles; CAROLE KING, PAUL SIMON, HANK, SR., and BUDDY HOLLY are also mixed in there too!). It is nice to have these one - on - ones again! __ I wonder who SHOOTER's first one - on - one was. WHO WAS YOURS??? PLEASE POST IT HERE FOR FUN!!! My Dad's was HANK, SR!__ I will revisit the other two albums just on the strength of the new HARDCORE song alone!!! If I turn out to like the other albums as well, SHOOTER will be in that ecclectic grouping! A one - on - one means you feel a special musical relationship with that artist that you could possibly go away fishing/camping, and listen to nothing but that artist ALL weekend. Very comforting for the soul. Sort of like chicken soup for the cold!!! LOL
This is pop - country, NOT country - pop which we loved when we were in playful moods, back in the day. DOLLY, was a rejuvenater of the country - pop sound. Minnie Pearl stuck her nose up at Dolly's NEW music. Roy Acuff was not completely against Dolly's NEW movement. When Dolly BRAVELY opened "The Midnight Special" with "Here You Come Again", it was another kickstart in country music. Stemming from this idea,POCO (finally) had a #1 HIT with "Crazy Love". It was long overdue!!! The album was in the top twenty also. Out of the fast lane of the new country sound gave us VINCE GILL who used Pure Prairie League as a place to hone his craft altogether: singing, songwriting, instrumentation, and production. Not many bands would allow someone to grow within their band getting ready to fly solo. PPL needed the shot in the arm, obviously, and allowed VINCE a chance to get to polish his style! That culminated in hit singles and two very SLICK and widely popular albums. It also brought back MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY with his great cover of Anne Murray's "What's Forever For?" Another artist, Dan Fogelberg, had some country - pop singles on the charts which radio put him in the "soft rock" play. WHY??? Good songs though; a number of hits there!!! Johnny Cash was giving advice, back then, to new artists/bands to come up with a good version of a classic song to get people to sit up and take notice , then you can do whatever you want on your album! Juice Newton obliged with "Angel of the Morning". This C/P sound with the likes of Kenny Rogers, Larry Gatlin (was even influenced by the RUSTY YOUNG sound when he wrote "Talking to the Moon" complete with banjo picking and Rusty's high-pitched hollering style and handclaps can be felt; just think of "Company's Comin'"/"Slow Poke"!), and Ronnie Milsap, along with Dolly, were the best at it. It was contageous! Artists like Glen Campbell caught the bug and, against the wishes of his wife,released "Rhinestone Cowboy". Also, he had "Sunflower" and "Southern Nights" and went Cajun with a very good version of "Bonaparte's Retreat". __Shooter is HOT to me with his new HARDCORE COUNRTRY single/video currently in rotation on ZUUS Country TV. Shooter tells the "COOKIE CUTTERS" this is how it is done. All the music sounds the same today. (ME):"I have to carefully select what I hear to like something these days. Nothing like SHOOTER or ALISON KRAUSS or ALISON/ROBERT PLANT or EMMYLOU/ MARK KNOPFLER to make tuning into CMT or ZUUS COUNTRY worth it these days. Melissa Lawson, winner of "Nashville Star", has a GOOD voice, but her song sounded just like a few of the others out there." SORRY!!! __
I'm very fortunate, in my own opinion, to be witness, in my life, to someone who beat EMMYLOU, in the 90s, in the running for Grammy Country Female Vocalist of the Year: k.d. lang with her album"Torch and Twang"! Best country group had also gone to the "SUPERGROUP", the Traveling Wilburys! Go figure! Ralph Emory let it be known he was a fan and had their two singles/videos in heavy rotation on the Nashville Network (TNN), "Handle with Care" and "End of the Line"! See where I was heaqde3d with this! I stand behind SHOOTER on this one,Nashville. And as for Nashville (the series), which I caught on abc.com for one episode (I did not want to waste my time at regular viewing to be sorely disappointed; instead I either watched another program or put on a DVD or went for a walk) and had seen Juliette Barnes' (Hayden Panettiere) music video: "SO, WHAT!!!" This is for you SHOOTER and the ones that you've loved before you!!! A M E N ! ! !
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