This week was very challenging for me. I am totally out of my element writing a country song and I had the busiest work week possible. I had very little time to devote myself to my writing and recording. I knew I would not make the deadline but I was determined to complete the challenge!
As for the genre, the closet I got to country as a listener growing up and into adulthood was really more rock and southern rock, i.e.:The Band, The Eagles, Neil Young, Clearance Clearwater Revival, Allman Brothers, Doobie Brohers or Lynyrd Skynyrd.
I was offered a job as lead guitarist for a local cover country band about ten years ago which opened my ears to the genre in a very positive way. Now I love listening and playing such greats as Johnny Cash, Glen Cambell, Willie Neilson, Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. With the wonder of iTunes newer country artists have literally been at my finger tips to listen to and discover like Randy Travis, Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood to name a few. Keith Urban is my favourite as he does have that rock edge.
I was glad to hear an edge was wanted as it made the writing a little bit easier for me.
I named the song “Boots”
S.A.C Member, Doug Taylor