So it’s Friday and I need to write a review / recommendation today….I know you’re counting on me! 😉 The one tune that hit me on the way to work today was a Sugarland song: “These are the Days.” I had heard it before, but I had to listen to it twice because it was so good (that’s my measure of good). I love Kristian singing…it was a true duet.
Country music has such a rich history of duets: George and Tammy, Conway and Loretta, Kenny and Dolly, and on and on. There’s definitely something about the harmony, particularly when it’s a male and female.
Do you have a fav duet? Country or not. Maybe you can turn me on to some I don’t know about!
A big shout out to my friend Arthur for inspiration on this new country (again!) song. We worked this very intense job back in March and we would try to make it bearable by talking through anything and everything. He was telling me about this new girl that he really liked but she didn’t quite know it yet. Now, we won’t talk about how it turned out…but, the inspiration he provided produced this tune. Enjoy!!
Download the MP3 here. Play: [audio:http://benwardmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Big-Reveal.mp3|titles=Big Reveal|artists=Ben Ward]
This is the sixth week of the YouTube Sessions! I’ve got another country song for you. This one has quite an interesting inspiration…I was watching an interview with Jessica Simpson last week on TV. It struck me how she had been through so much — some self-inflicted, some not, but yet, for those few minutes in that studio she could just talk about music and leave all that stuff outside.
This got me thinking about how a person can do that for someone else. How “In Here” the outside world can just disappear for awhile.
Obviously, this song is just inspired by Ms. Simpson, not directed toward her :).