All you need to do is sing about how you’re feeling. If you’re happy, sad, mad, nervous or even scared, write it in a phrase, but then give it a tune. Then you have a country song. Steps 1 Almost every country song is written around a “hook,” a phrase that is repeated several times in the song and is easily remembered, like “Friends in Low Places. Hooks are often plays on common expressions, as in “Friends in Low Places” or seeming contradictions, like “This Life is Me. Get copies of the lyrics or write them out yourself to help you become familiar with how songs are structured. You’ll begin to see patterns emerge and you’ll learn how to apply them to your own compositions.
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They had played the South, up and down the East Coast, and into the Midwest before breaking up. Cummings, who moved to New Jersey with the plan of forming a new band, brought back Sawyer to rejoin him. They then took on future primary vocalist, New Jersey native Dennis Locorriere , at first as a bass player. Francis, who had returned south after the Chocolate Papers broke up, returned to be the new band’s keyboardist.
When told by a club owner that they needed a name to put on a poster in the window of his establishment, Cummings made a sign: Hook and the Medicine Show:
Share on Facebook Shania Twain ‘s songs, like the artist herself, are timeless. The Canadian country-pop queen reigned the airwaves in the s, blasting out woman-empowering anthems and sensitive ballads that consistently climbed the charts and left fans wanting more. Twain’s captivating voice, sassy attitude and whistle-worthy good looks are just a few reasons she has become the country icon we know today.
To honor this accomplished songstress, we have compiled a list of her best songs. Like so many of her songs, it was written and produced by Mutt Lange, and while not a massive hit it didn’t crack the Top 20 , it’s a beautiful, pleading ballad about patching up a burnt-down love, and who doesn’t love a love song? The song finds Twain madly in love, and a video shows her playfully dancing about a wave-fallen shore.
The song is lightly-produced, but still stirring. It’s hard to hear this song for the first time knowing how her relationship with Mutt Lange would turn out.
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After all, once they had an entirely musical episode. But alas, times were so simple when a person could put a record on and know exactly what songs would play and in what order. As you likely know, the art of the mixtape or its modern iteration, the playlist, is just that—an art. Song selection is vital; one wrong track can kill the moment.
All the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of the situation must be taken into consideration. Inquiring minds—and mouths—want to know:
Doc Watson–Deep River Blues According to Wikipedia, Arthel Lane “Doc” Watson (born March 3, ) is an American guitar player, songwriter and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues and gospel music. He has won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. According to us, this is one damn fine song.
Although the band had a reputation as a mouthpiece for humorist Shel Silverstein , who supplied several of their biggest hits including “The Cover of Rolling Stone” , they didn’t rely exclusively on his material by any means. And, during their peak years, they were just as famed for their crazed stage antics, which ranged from surreal banter to impersonating their own opening acts. Sawyer ‘s distinctive stage presence stemmed from his enormous cowboy hat and an eye patch that hid injuries from a serious car accident in Sharing the spotlight on guitar and lead vocals, the duo teamed up with Sawyer ‘s bandmates from a group called the Chocolate Papers: Phillips soon moved home to Alabama and was replaced by local drummer John “Jay” David.
Sawyer ‘s eye patch inspired the nickname Dr. Hook , after the Captain Hook character in Peter Pan; with the rest of the band christened the Medicine Show a possible drug reference , they began playing some of the roughest bars in the Union City area, concentrating mostly on country music out of sheer necessity. Anxious to find a more hospitable environment, the band recorded some demos, and in early their manager played the tapes for Ron Haffkine , who was working as musical director for the film Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
Haffkine had been looking for bands to perform the songs written for the soundtrack by Shel Silverstein , an ex-folkie, Playboy cartoonist, and children’s author who’d penned Johnny Cash ‘s hit “A Boy Named Sue.
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On a recent visit to the hair salon, with her head thrown back in the sink, she was listening for lyrics over a rush of warm water, hoping that the talky woman in the next chair might volunteer a few magic words. Instead of going home with a new hook in her head, McKenna had to settle for some new color in her hair. But this is how her songwriting often begins — eavesdropping and people-watching while she runs her daily errands.
The newest additions to the Saving Country Music Top 25 Playlist don’t include a lot of boot scooters, but it may contain some of the best-written songs released all year. As we near the end of the year, it’s time to start considering the best songs and albums of all of
Karen Cuneo Ramirez is one of my favorite person when it comes to practical music theory http: ChuckO You seem to know theory but it seems odd that you are looking at actual chords and their frequency and not the chords relationship to the scale which would seem to me to be more relevant. Although it would be interesting if hit songs in the key of C were prevalent especially if the singers tended to sing in a particular range.
ChuckO By range I mean octave. ChuckO And I meant the root chord to a minor 6 chord not root to minor 4 chord. This is why I transposed all the songs to the key of C. I do disagree about common understanding of Roman Numerals for chords though. For all jazz, blues, rock and folk players and for all composers Roman numerals for chord are standard.
ChuckO True, as a songwriter I would also be more interested in writing a song that lasts. We still listen to The Beatles because they wrote great chord changes. That is to say that focusing only on harmony in an attempt to decode what makes for good music is akin to saying that what most accounts for great literature is the frequency of letters. Letters in words have no inherent meaning unto themselves; words themselves will be largely meaningless without the context of a sentence.
I analyzed the chords of 1300 popular songs for patterns. This is what I found.
No easy task, that. Rather than limiting ourselves to songs that are about Texas, we defined a Texas song as any song performed by a Texas artist. Anyone who was born here, even if he or she left the state while still in diapers. As for the non-natives, they needed to have spent a good part of their career inside the state lines, and their songs had to be a product of their time here or related in some way to the state.
To generate the list, we contacted twenty outside experts—writers, editors, and deejays with an array of tastes—and asked them to send their thirty favorites per our guidelines. Their responses, combined with our own lists, brought us to some consensus, but we still had more than four hundred songs.
The first single off of Taylor Swift’s album Fearless, “Love Story” shows off her prodigious talent for writing infectious hook-laden songs of love and loss for the high school ’s voice isn’t the strongest in country by any stretch, but her conviction, especially in “Love Story,” is undeniable.
It marked Clarkson’s second solo country single and her third as a main act, following the country reissue of ” Mr. Know It All ” , and ” Don’t Rush ” It was released as a digital download on June 25, worldwide, making it her first country single to receive an international release. She also noted that Clarkson’s voice is “big and soulful, that’s why this song doesn’t feel, well, married to one genre”, and compared it to a “mid-‘ 90s Alanis Morissette.
The video shows various scenes from weddings, like cutting the cake, brides and bridesmaids, throwing the bouquet, dancing at the wedding reception, walking down the aisle and first kisses. The couples shown include gay couples. Clarkson, a bride-to-be herself when the video was filmed, portrays a singer singing at a barnyard wedding as she is accompanied by her band. She wears a short white dress and performs barefoot.
Clarkson also wears her actual engagement ring and shows it several times to the camera.
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They had played the South, up and down the East Coast, and into the Midwest before breaking up. Cummings, who moved to New Jersey with the plan of forming a new band, brought back Sawyer to rejoin him. They then took on future primary vocalist, New Jersey native Dennis Locorriere , at first as a bass player. Francis, who had returned south after the Chocolate Papers broke up, returned to be the new band’s keyboardist. When told by a club owner that they needed a name to put on a poster in the window of his establishment, Cummings made a sign:
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Love Share this article Spike and Buffy understand how crucial song selection is to hook-up success. After all, once they had an entirely musical episode. But alas, times were so simple when a person could put a record on and know exactly what songs would play and in what order. As you likely know, the art of the mixtape or its modern iteration, the playlist, is just that—an art.
Song selection is vital; one wrong track can kill the moment. All the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of the situation must be taken into consideration. Inquiring minds—and mouths—want to know: What are the best songs to hook up to?
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The lyrics were fun, sad, familiar, but now cliche, and understandable. The production of the songs was perfect. The instrumental hooks were filled with screaming fiddles, waning steel guitars, and even simple acoustic sounds. Arguably their best song was Queen of Memphis. The song is catchy and fun.
Biography. Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show’s sardonic, country-flavored pop/rock made them one of the most fondly remembered acts of AM pop radio’s heyday in the ’70s.
Loves to spend his free time lifting, learning new skills, dancing, reading and expanding his business. You can follow him on Twitter at AfrikanerViking or on his website www. For the modern male those living in America especially , I feel that it is especially important to start appreciating this genre of music for what it is. In this article I will be outlining the main reasons why I believe that more red-pilled men should listen to country music, as well as my top five country music artists and their songs that I highly recommend.
Most country singers will be seen wearing cowboy uniforms, hats, etc. Even the female country singers must be some of the most feminized women you can find nowadays in the music industry think the likes of Shania Twain, Ann Murray, Kacey Musgraves. Without further ado, I shall move on to the best country singers of all time and songs I recommend from each one: Kris Kristofferson My personal favorite, Kris Kristofferson has a gruff voice that he uses equally well for both telling stories and singing.
His lyrics are about as red pilled as they get, so this is one country singer I highly recommend to newbies. To Beat The Devil temptation and struggle through hardship 2. Sunday Morning Coming Down loneliness, boredom 4. Why Me Lord gospel song 2.