Monday, February 16, 2015

My Music Monday

I won't lie, I struggled with a tune this week. I didn't give it much thought until the last moment (no real surprise), but nothing was hitting me.

Even rotating through iTunes and selecting the 10th song (no matter what) seemed to fail me. Whatever the song that came up, I did not feel I could subject you to that torture. Even I put it out of my mind whatever song title that was.

So I scrolled. And scrolled.

I totally forgot that Gary Allan was on my short list months back for Country Month.

I like him enough, but I kind of forgot about him.

His 2001 song, "Man of Me" is more than decent. Yes, you can call him and the song country, but if you took off violin, it is nothing more than a rock song.

I can almost guarantee that none of my readers have heard of him - and that's cool. I'm here to help.

To be honest, I don't know much more about him than this song. I know his wife - his third - committed suicide a year or two after this album was released.

The song is like 14 years old and I still like it, and I still play it. Maybe you won't mind it much either.


Robert said...

I really like Gary Allen. His song "Watching Airplanes" is one of my all-time favorites.

Brett said...

I like him as well - my favs are 'Smoke Rings in the Dark' and 'Right Where I Need to be'

Fearsome Beard said...

Yep, I know this one.
I grew up in Virginia, the blue ridge mountains in southwest Virginia. I hated country music and anything to do with it. I moved away to Seattle when I was about 26. I started listening to country music. I finally figured out it was the accent I was enjoying. Listen to it, not often, but regularly ever since.

Erik Rubright said...

I've always liked his song "Right Where I Need to Be". I got to meet him here in Bentonville when he flew in for some Walmart meeting. He's not that... tall.