Here are a few photos from the Jäger Tour… Check ‘em out. We’re having so much fun, y’all!
Here’s a great song to play for your lady friend and it’s called “All About You.”
Another one from the road… Let me know what y’all think!
Here’s one for the troops… Thanks for all you do and have done!
“And the ACM Award for Guitar Lick of the Year goes to …” OK, so they don’t reward loud, nasty guitar riffs that upset the neighbors when you open the windows and crank the stereo to 10. But if they did, Montgomery Gentry‘s ‘So Called Life’ would earn the duo their first major award in over a decade.
The song is evidence that Troy Gentry and Eddie Montgomery are back. ‘Where I Come From’ reached the Top 10, but ‘So Called Life’ bares teeth fans haven’t seen in five years. With cut-throat guitar and organ solos towards the end and a rhythm section that grabs hold of you early on and never lets go, this song promises to provide one of the louder slots on the radio this summer.
“This ain’t no rodeo / No dog and pony show / Ain’t no roller-coaster ride / Ain’t no highway / Sure ain’t no river, baby / It’s just my so called / Just my so called life,” the duo sings during the climactic chorus.
Lyrically, Montgomery Gentry continue to appeal to the working-class country fan — the 40 hour week, beer on Friday group — which is to say they appeal to just about everyone. The story is somewhat lost in the heavy instrumentation, but that’s not necessarily a criticism.
“Faith is a powerful thing / Chasin’ after the big brass ring / Might be a pocket full of jing-a-ling / But there’s one thing that I know,” the pair sings to end the second verse.
The single is a perfect choice for summer’s concert season. While it’s doubtful they’ll choose a new song for an encore, ‘So Called Life’ has that potential in the future should it become a hit. It’s the best song on their ‘Rebels on the Run’ album.
While I was in New York, I stopped by to perform “My So Called Life” for the folks over at BIG FROG 104! Check out the video below…
An ongoing music buzz is assuredly nothing new among the Music Row set whose movers ‘n’ shakers keep the country industry humming along nicely for us all, thank you very much.
However, during the past few days, a different sort of buzz has bubbled up a bit, thanks to filmmaker Chris McDaniel, a producer with Semi-Rebellious Films,who’s been roaming the streets, studios, stages, haunts and hideaways of Music City lately in the name of his forthcoming documentary titled Music City U.S.A.
Based in Arizona, McDaniel has made a few trips to Nashville to interview and shoot footage for the aforementioned documentary. Moreover, what began as a documentary that focused on 2010′s catastrophic flooding and the ways in which the music community jumped in to aid the recovery has now grown into something more, says the filmmaker, who has been somewhat awed by Music City’s welcome mat for creative artisty that extends far beyond the musical genre it’s best known for.
To date, McDaniel has captured interviews with country music’s Charlie Daniels, Larry Gatlin, Brady Seals and Ricky Lynn Greg, to name just four, and he reports he’s slated to chat on camera later this spring with Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, LeAnn Rimes and Pam Tillis, among others.
As a result of expanding his documentary’s subject matter and scope, McDaniel said he “even interviewed reggae royalty The Wailers, because of their work with Kenny Chesney’s No. 1 hit, ‘Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven.’”
This week in particular, McDaniel met with WSM-AM’s resident Country Music Hall of Fame DJ, Bill Cody, and his sidekick/producer/sports guy Charlie Mattos during the Monday edition of the “Coffee, Country & Cody” broadcast. (As locals may know, the WSM studios at Opryland Hotel were among some of the hardest-hit areas following the spring 2010 flood.)
Over the weekend, McDaniel also interviewed country artist Sean Patrick McGraw for the documentary, and has plans to chat with Scott Southworth and Heino Moeller, co-hosts of WLAC’s weekly Music Row Show.
After this week’s filming, McDaniel said he will return to Nashville in late February for one more session of interviews for his forthcoming documentary, in addition to taking a trip to Oklahoma to interview with Wanda Jackson, among other artists in that area. And of course, no documentary about the music biz of Nashville would be complete without at least a bit of footage from the annual CMA Music Fest, he added, and he’ll work to film there, too, he noted.
Although it’s far too early to name a venue, the Kentucky-born producer said he plans to have the documentary’s premiere in Nashville, and rightfully so, per this scribe. After that, Music City U.S.A. reportedly will be available via pay-TV outlets, reports McDaniel, who notes that this project marks his third music documentary to date.
Before Music City U.S.A. makes its debut, however, those interested in spying some of the filmmaker’s handiwork are advised to watch for his upcoming feature film, Queens of Country starring Lizzy Caplan and Ron Livingston, which is set to surface in wider release later this year.
Country singer Sean Patrick McGraw recently passed through Music City for a few days after wrapping up a radio tour on his new Harley. Y’allwire host Stephanie Langston caught up with him to talk about what it was like traveling on his first bike, playing a festival in Australia, his latest music video shot in Humboldt County, and what it’s like to be the new face of Georg Roth clothing.