Indeed, George Strait is known as the “King of Country.” Also, he is one of the most influential recording artists of all time. He, on the other hand, is one of the artists to bring country music back to its roots. Meanwhile, Alan Jackson is one of the standards in the country music business. Also, he is considered one of the best-selling male artists of all time. Not to mention, these two will always stand for the real country music sound.
The two country artists joined forces to retain the beauty of the traditional and neo-traditional country. Also, these artists fight all the way to relive real country music. Good thing, they don’t attack the pop country singers. Instead, they use their songs and voices to reprimand them.
Modern Country has been the heart of controversies over the years. Bunch of contradicting opinions has been making rounds in the world of music. Most of the modern country somewhat evicted the taste of real country and the elements and origins of the country. It has been stressed that though the times may be changing, artists should still be able to draw from the very roots of country music because that’s the key element that sets it apart from other styles of musical arrangement from the time it hit the radio stations up to the present day.
Murder on Music Row…
Alan Jackson and George Strait took it upon themselves to share their views on the matter using the best way they can, through a musical performance. They performed “Murder on Music Row.” The song was a huge hit back in 2000. The two exchanged hammered through each line and melody.
Moreover, Larry Cordle and Larry Shell pooled resources for the words and lyrics of “Murder on Music Row.” The song was released on October 27, 1999. Initially, American bluegrass group Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time recorded the song. Then, on March 7, 2000, George Strait and Alan Jackson re-released their cover version. It was part of George Strait’s album “Latest Greatest Straitest Hits.”
Furthermore, “Murder on Music Row” is a lament and criticism of the on-going trend in country pop. Also, it discusses the crossover acts and pop influences in the country music scheme. Lastly, the song states legends and country artists who would firmly stand for the real, traditional and neo-traditional country sound. They are Hank Williams, Merle Haggard “The hag,” and George Jones “The Possum.”
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Alan Jackson, George Strait, Music on Murder Row
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