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Next Generation

Mike Sudhalter  |  November 11, 2007

I read in the most recent edition of Country Weekly that a young Trisha Yearwood fan asked for her autograph, then asked if her husband sang too. That's the world we live in, a whole generation of country music fans doesn't remember when Garth Brooks ruled the charts. I also heard that last week was the first time that Brooks' daughters watched him perform live. It's funny to think about Brooks as part of the past. It's also weird to think of the 1990's as nostalgia just yet, but that's kind of what this whole Garth-Kansas City thing has become. I haven't seen pictures of the fans at the shows. Are there ladies with big hair and guys with really loud western shirts?

I've always been a fan of Linda Davis, most prominently known as Reba McEntire's backup singer. Now, her daughter is one third of the trio, Lady Antebellum.

Can somebody help me distinguish between new groups like Whiskey Falls, Crossin Dixon and Flynnville Train? Is the newest fad just southern rock/country hybrid bands? I have to admit these groups have all released some good songs to date.

I was glad to see that itunes re-released "Happy Endings" by Lee Brice. I originally purchased the song on itunes and it was skipping. itunes refunded me (and I assume many other customers) 99 cents and pulled the song. Now, its back and in good form.

I wasn't huge on the Sugarland song "Stay", but it's grown on me. I think all college basketball/football fans should play that song for their favorite underclassmen who they fear might leave for the NBA/NFL drafts, respectively.

:: Posted at 12:27 AM by Mike Sudhalter ::
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