Somewhere back around the beginning of time (we estimated around 2002), a six-piece country band out of Lycoming County, PA became a worldwide sensation, all because of this little old website. Let’s check back in with the Front Porch Country Band and enjoy a Free MP3 of the Day called “Louisiana Line.”
Back in those distant times called 2002, we had a cadre of people running around our offices with abacuses and pencils, keeping track of song plays and cranking out all kinds of charts and graphs.
At the top of those charts were the Front Porch Country Band, an ensemble whose album Somebody Tonight was dominant for the better part of 15 months. As a result of their worldwide recognition through MP3.com, the Front Porch Country Band was entrusted with the role of America’s Ambassadors of Country Music, a title they took on a 21,000 mile trip to China to share their straight-forward, toe-tapping, goodtime-partying brand of country music.
Ten years hence, Rick Buck, Johnny Jolin, Joseph Paul Hauserman, Kim Rechley, Alison Rupert and Richard Rupert (the band’s six original members) are still making great music. From their album Here We Go Again is a tune called “Louisiana Line,” a cut that’s been at the top of our personal playlist since the first day we heard it.
Written in the spirit of the great train and truckin’ songs of Hank Williams and Dave Dudley, ”Louisiana Line” delivers all the elements of a great country song: lyrics that tell a good story, a melody that sticks in your mind like the smell of Grandma’s cherry pie, harmonies that would make Jim Lauderdale jealous and, best of all, a whole bunch of Telecaster right up front.
Ready to take ride? Enjoy the Front Porch Country Band’s “Louisiana Line.”