The Best Country Song Of 2014 (So Far) Is By A Cash…Rosanne
Before country music decided to become 1980′s rock and roll wearing cowboy boots…
Before country music became ‘hick-hop’….
It was known for being something else.
The great country songs would move you, maybe to tears, perhaps to laughter. It might move your feet out on the dance floor. It might move you to sing…or to think.
The best of the best would make you do two things: Turn it up…and listen.
Some people say those country song’s, that kind of country music, is dead. It’s gone. Rest In Peace.
Those songs, those artists are alive and well and putting out the some of the best country music ever!
Relatively new artist’s with names like Mary Sarah, Teea Goans, Gord Bamford, Marianne Allison, Debbie Cochran and others. And the legends, the greatest names and voices in country music history continue to release new (and great!) music. In recent months there have been new albums by Ronnie Milsap, Don Williams, Ray Price, Randy Travis, Willie Nelson, ‘new’ Johnny Cash that was never heard before, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and….well, you get the idea.
Great country music isn’t dead, far from it. You just have to look (and listen) a little harder, search a little deeper. The country music that isn’t ashamed to be country is alive and well, it just isn’t allowed to flow through the mainstream.
The best country song of 2014?
It’s by a lady that could well be considered for the Country Music Hall of Fame. Her legendary Dad is there and she’s had about a dozen #1 hits of her own. And her latest is one of her best.
Rosanne Cash released an incredible album called ‘The River and The Thread’, from which this song came. It’s called ‘Etta’s Tune’.
Simple on the surface. Deep in the message. And moving.
It’s what a great country song is supposed to be.