Mike Sudhalter | June 28, 2007
Yesterday, I pulled into the parking lot at work, and I wasn't quite ready to begin working. So I listened to a few more country songs, mostly by newcomer Granger Smith and legend George Jones.
It was pretty loud, and I saw the parking lot attendant come over to me, and I assumed he wanted me to turn it down. Instead, he came over and said 'that's some real good music you've got there', and we had a conversation about country legends, my trip to Nashville and the different artists we've enjoyed over the years. That moment definitely made my day.
Moving on, has anyone checked out the new Brad Paisley video. It's hilarious, even by the standard of his other videos. It features Jason Alexander of Seinfield fame and William Shatner. This video could very well make BP a household name outside the country format.
Everybody knows about high-profile songs that two artists cover like "How Do I Live?" by LeAnn Rimes and Trisha Yearwood back in 1997. What about "Don't Try To Find Me". I've heard three artists sing it - Jason Meadows, Jamie Richards and the Roger Springer Band. And yeah, it's much more country than "How Do I Live". Each act adds their own flavor to the tune, but I like Springer's version the best because of the backup vocals.
By the way, I purchased the Springer disc and he's got some great songs on there. It's a shame this group didn't get a bigger chance in Nashville. They were like a traditional country version of Trick Pony. If you're looking for albums from forgotten artists or acts that fell off the charts, check out Amazon. You'd be surprised how cheap these CDs go for.