When hearing mainstream country be referred to as danceable and party music, I have to laugh. Firstly, much of this style music is an country sounding as Roger Goodell being buddies with Tom Brady. It’s just not the case. Within Texas Country, there are artists that have managed to blend the upbeat and lighter sounds with the signature sounds of Texas music that make it so attractive. One of my favorite artists falling into this category is Kevin Fowler - someone that I have been listening for quite a few years now. High energy on many songs, yet has an uncanny ability to strip some songs down to their emotional core. The varied style will always keep you interested and begging for more from Fowler. His current single to Texas radio, Movin’ On is one such offering that will make a new fan outta you.
Fowler’s style is fairly noticeable at this stage of the game as he is now one of the Texas veterans. Fiddle heavy complimented by slick guitar riffs work to keep you on your feet dancing the night away. Say what you want about a few of his songs, overall his music is country and catchy as hell. You want to crank up Sam Hunt at a party? Why not some Kevin Fowler so you don’t have to feel embarrassed as to why your dancing to pop in your cowgirl boots?
Moving on to, well, Movin’ On, (hehehe) this song follows the Kevin Fowler formula perfectly. A Texas dance hall tune if I’ve ever heard one. It’s a tale of advice to the guy that has taken his woman for granted, thinking that she can easily be replaced. The bitching and moaning about all of the little things starts to piss Fowler off and he finally puts everything in perspective for his pal.
We learn in the last line, “Don’t ask me how I know” that Fowler lost a woman he took for granted. This advice naturally works for both sides of any relationship and often we find fault in the little annoyances and quirks. In some ways it’s like a job. When we’re spoiled with a good thing, we nit pick the heck out of it, forgetting all of the good. That negativity is cancerous and if you harp on it, as many do, you maintain a poor attitude. Sometimes we need to step back and look at everything we have to be grateful for. Do your partner cheat on you? Do you enjoy each other’s company? If so, you’re already doing better than many in this country - seeing how the divorce rate is nearly 50%.
Nestled inside the addictive sonic nature of Movin’ On, is the lesson of realizing what we have in our relationships and doing our best to keep the love and care strong. If you find yourself on the outside looking in, you never know, some guy may just not heed Fowler’s advice and you may find one heck of a catch out there.
Just a Massachusetts guy supporting Texas and other independent country/Americana artists.
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