Realizing that there has been an injustice towards females in country music, I have really tried to improve my coverage of female artists. It is not a pity party or working to fill a quota. Rather, it’s been more self-awareness that I haven’t done my part to share the female artists I enjoy or come across. It’s not sexist and it was simply because the men are talked about more. It really made me think about why, and I truthfully haven’t been able to come up with a good reason. But I do know, that it isn’t just in mainstream country where it’s a problem, it’s also in Texas.
Shortly after discussing the impressive talent and booming vocals of Dillon Carmichael, I saw that he has once again released a killer new tune. What I have appreciated about each release from Carmichael, is his consistent commitment to traditional country music. By staying true to the style of country he enjoys, it flows with such natural ease. And in turn, I can’t help but view him as a genuine country boy who just wants to share his music with all who will listen.
They say to never judge a book by it’s cover as you just never know what lies within. When I saw the title of a song called, “Stripper for a Week” by Jenny Tolman, I had no idea what to expect. It’s an interesting choice for a song title in country music because it isn’t exactly “the norm.” With today’s mainstream tailgate-beer-drinking topics, it is easy to forget about the side of country where artists base songs around “shock and awe.” After becoming addicted to Jenny Tolman’s smart and cheeky narrative style, I think she’s going to set the world on fire in 2018 with Jennyville.
We’ve all been there before, thinking rashly and not paying attention to what comes out of our mouth. There are times where they blow over, and have no effect, but sometimes we aren’t so lucky. It can end up costing you a friendship or relationship and leave you regretting your words. Up and coming Texas artist, Wynn Williams was able to cut a powerful song, Words Fly that tries to ensure we realize how our words can affect others. That little bit of self-awareness and thinking before you speak, could save you from a whole world of hurt that you’ll regret.
The rise of Koe Wetzel is fascinating to watch and should be a lesson for just about anyone looking to leave their mark in a chosen industry. If you’re new to Texas music or unfamiliar to Koe in general, you will either look him up on your own, or in time you will have no choice. His growth has been exponential, blowing past many seasoned veterans who have been on the scene for years. His music is not exactly particularly deep, but somehow, it just works, and I have found myself being sucked into this young artist’s music. Pretty soon, you likely will be too.
Just a Massachusetts guy supporting Texas and other independent country/Americana artists.
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