Singletary still has "a little country left"
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
– For the first time in six years, traditional country singer Daryle Singletary will have a new album out.
The Georgian announced he would release "There's Still a Little Country Left" on July 28. It will be his first release since 2009's "Rockin' in the Country."
"When I moved to Nashville in 1990, I left Georgia telling my daddy, 'I want to make my living in country music,'" Singletary said.
Singletary grew up listening to Keith Whitley and Randy Travis, his all-time favorite. It was a relationship that would grow over the years, culminating with Singletary's 1995 Giant Records release "Daryle Singletary," which Travis co-produced. That album led to several hit singles, including "Too Much Fun" and "I Let Her Lie."
"My fans are not fans of the bro-country movement, which doesn't bother me a bit," he said. "They're people who like it real, and that's what I give them"
Other Singletary albums include 1998's top-20 album, "Ain't It the Truth," and a pair of albums featuring some of Singletary's favorite country songs, "That's Why I Sing This Way" (2002) and "Straight From the Heart" (2009).
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Rockin' In The Country
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Straight from the Heart
That country music ain't what it used to be is not exactly a new Idea - it seems like every country singer has at least one name-checking tribute to Jones, Haggard, et al. in their catalog. But Daryle Singletary delivers his take on the theme, "I Still Sing This Way," with such obvious good humor that it feels fresh. He then backs up that sentiment with an album leaving no doubt about his sincerity. He covers tunes from the aforementioned Jones ("These Days I Barely Get »»»
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When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
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