Friday, January 31, 2014

Red Dirt Friday, Vol. 13

As you all know, I love social media. I also follow all of my favorite artists and bands on Facebook, so I can keep up with their lives and maybe hear new songs or find out about shows somewhat close to my home.

Now that's soul. Photo courtesy of the official Cory Morrow Facebook page.

This came from Cory Morrow, a red dirt artist. Check out his Facebook too.

Fans of the genre, you may recognize this song, "Lonesome." It's a goodie --



Last week, he posted this question on his Facebook page.

For the rest of your life, you are allowed to listen to music from ONLY: 1 male artist, 1 female artist and 1 band. Chose from any genre. What are your 3 choices?

I've spent the better part of the week thinking about my answer ...

Band: Randy Rogers Band
Female Artist: Mariah Carey
Male Artist: Ryan Bingham

Truthfully, I based my decision on if I skip their songs when they come on my iTunes when I'm working.

I own every album from RRB, including live albums. I wouldn't dare skip. A personal favorite, "Tommy Jackson" from the Like it Used to Be album.

And Bingham's voice is so sexy and gravely. Plus, his lyrics are phenomenal. I find myself thinking about the words, even after the song is over. Like the "Weary Kind" from the Crazy Heart soundtrack. He won an academy award for this song people! Watch the video here.

Your heart's on the loose
You rolled them sevens with nothing to lose
And this ain't no place for the weary kind
You called all your shots
Shooting eight ball at the corner truck stop
Somehow this don't feel like home anymore
And this ain't no place for the weary kind
And this ain't no place to lose your mind
This ain't no place to fall behind
Pick up your crazy heart and give it one more try
Your body aches
Playing your guitar, sweating out the hate
The days and the nights all feel the same
Whiskey has been a thorn in your side
It doesn't forget
The highway that calls for your heart inside
And this ain't no place for the weary kind
This ain't no place to lose your mind
This ain't no place to fall behind
Pick up your crazy heart and give it one more try
Your lovers won't kiss
It's too damn far from your fingertips
You are the man that ruined her world
Your heart's on the loose
You rolled them sevens with nothing to lose
This ain't no place for the weary kind

Female artist was the doozy for me. But I decided that years of singing in the car and trying to sing like Mariah and nailing it failing. I'll let her awesome voice continue to amaze me forever. I mean seriously, how does she get that high? Listen to "Always Be My Baby" if you need a reminder.


Most of these artists fall in the "red dirt category." But, hey -- I love all music.

Tell me friends, what three artists would you choose?

Until next time,
Robin

2 comments:

  1. Always Be My Baby is my favorite song of hers, hands down.

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    1. Agreed. But closely followed by "Heartbreaker" w/ Jay-Z. I can rap J's part like it's my job ...

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