Folks, we are really excited about our show this week!
There was a time in the late 80’s, when country music had been in a bit of a skid. More and more, Country artists were sounding like Pop artists. The more traditional sounds of a fiddle and steel guitar were being traded in for sampled strings and drum machines. True country fans were itching for someone or something to come around and save them from the stale, homogenized sounds that were coming in over the airwaves…
That’s when a young group of artists emerged who would come to be called the “Neo-Traditionalists.” Artists like Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Randy Travis….and this week’s featured artist, Mark Chesnutt.
These guys brought back traditional instrumentation and vocal phrasing, inspired by artist like Bob Wills and Buck Owens. They were making music for fans of real country music who had had enough of the pop stylings of the 80’s.
And that’s why we want to tip our hat to Mark Chesnutt this week. He was at the vanguard of the new traditionalist movement, but more importantly…his songs are just incredible! He’s the definition of the traditional singer-songwriter, which seems to be getting more and more rare with each passing year.
He’s the real deal, and not only that…but he’s still going strong! Mark is releasing new material to this day and you can still catch Mark in a live setting all over the country. You can click here to find Mark’s current tour dates, if you wish.
But in the meantime, make sure to tune in to the Country Music Greats Radio Show this week, and see what all the fuss is about. I promise you won’t regret it!
Have a great week and we’ll see you on the radio!