Posts Tagged ‘Country music’
October, in addition to being the month of Halloween, the start of fall and playoff baseball, is also Country Music Month. This week, we are shining the Spotlight on some of our favorite country music to get you in the mood. We’re kicking things off with classic alt-county figurehead Steve Earle.
Did you know that October is Country Music Month? It was first designated back in 1964 by the Country Music Association to celebrate the heritage of the music, the Grand Ole Opry, and the annual CMA awards, which–guess what–also traditionally happen in October or November (this year it’s Nov. 9). A not-so-strange coincidence, perhaps–but whatever the origin, it’s a good excuse to dig deep into the world of country music, including surfacing some great free country music downloads on MP3.com.
“Leavin’s hard… trust me, it’s really bad,” croons Houston, Texas country singer Sunny Sweeney on her new single “Staying’s Worse Than Leaving.” And of course, anyone who’s been there knows exactly what she’s talking about. But then again, believe it or not, it’s not the worst choice you can make.
It’s not shocking to hear a soulful, country-folk singer come out of Virginia; however when said singer heads North to Washington, DC to hone his sound, the situation gets more unique. Such is the case with Justin Jones, whose rural, rustic roots are complemented by sounds of the urban folk revival.