Jason Cassidy sings traditional country in Texas
Mike Sudhalter | March 2, 2011
Jason Cassidy is quite popular
in the northern suburbs of Houston.
The rest of the country will appreciate
his sound, too
Staying true to your roots isn't easy.
Look at Texas Country - it's mostly rock-influenced. But it does give traditional artists a forum far more than Nashville does.
I'd heard the buzz about Jason Cassidy, but I hadn't seen him play live until he opened for the Scooter Brown Band at SBB's CD Release Party at Big Texas North in Spring.
What do I like the most about Cassidy's CD, "My Redemption"?
Just the straight-up country approach, but these songs aren't just the standard fare of drinking and cheating. The title track shows that he's can sing spiritual music very well, too.
"I Wish I'd Done That" is about not having regrets in life, and "Can't Take Me From Your Memory" is a classic 'baby-done-me-wrong, cry-in-your-beer' type song.
George Strait fans will recognize "Why Not Now," a song that the King of Country recorded a shade over a decade ago.
But the highlight of the album is definitely the finale, "Honky Tonk Heaven," which has numerous references to country classics such as a "Silver Eagle" and an "Angel Band."