Visit to Aggieland
Mike Sudhalter | February 10, 2009
How cool is it when you park your car and turn off the radio.....then someone drives by with that same song on in their truck? That's what happens when your in an area where a majority of the people listen to country music.
And the song, "Feel That Fire" by Dierks Bentley.
I was in town to see Corey Smith - an independent artist from Georgia who encompasses all types of music into his act, but could easily be classified into the more eclectic Texas music scene.
The fans at Fitzwilly's were so friendly, which made the show more enjoyable and everyone seemed to know all the words to every song, even though it was only Smith's second appearance in College Station.
While some artists (and most of the music industry) frown on burning CDs for friends, Smith expressed his support for it during the show - just telling fans that he wants to spread his music anyway possible. Most fans will probably buy it because the albums are all less than $10 on itunes.
Driving back an hour and 10 minutes back to Houston, it was great to listen to KTEX - the Sound of Texas, based out of Brenham. They have a DJ playing the overnight shift - what a novel concept - and they mix up Texas Country with the standard Nashville fare.
The bad news was that as I drove closer to Houston, I began to steadily lose the signal. I think I'm going to try to listen to KTEX online while I post the Corey Smith concert review.