Every Possible Country Song Now Recorded
With the release of seven new country music CDs on Sept. 12, every country song that could possibly be recorded has now been released, industry experts said.
The latest offerings are Shooter Jennings' "Live At Irving Plaza," Randy Rogers Band's "Just A Matter Of Time," Steve Azar's "Indianola," Carolina Rain's "Weather The Storm," Kenny Chesney's "Live Those Songs Again," Emerson Drive's "Countrified," and Darryl Worley's "Here & Now."
"With these releases, every possible combination of rural life and love lost in the Carolinas, Kentucky, Texas, Tennessee and Oklahoma has been made," said Billy Ferguson of CMWatch. "There are simply no more possible lyrics to write about going off to war and coming back to find your bride ran off with the tractor mechanic. And there's just nothing original left to sing about how the boys have all grown up and left the ranch and there's no one around to tend the crops and herds, and the Lord just don't have no mercy on a cowboy."
But that doesn't mean the end of country music, said Ferguson.
"I reckon most of these acts will continue to do concerts and record live albums, maybe cover each other's music a little, and maybe experiment with rock and R&B," said Ferguson. "Maybe the experience will inspire a whole new breed of music."