Ludacris Rapping With Jason Aldean: Rosanne Cash, Black Stone Cherry

“DIRT ROAD ANTHEM”                   JASON ALDEAN

This is a Love It or Hate It song.   Jason mixes country with rap with lyrics about Southern pride, country values, and turns it into a party!    He even did a remix version with Ludacris.   Jason stated that both of them are from Georgia, they share the same roots, and both can appreciate a cold one on those hot Atlanta nights.   Brantley Gilbert wrote and recorded this one before Jason but never released it as a single.   Favorite Line:  “Memory Lane up in the headlights, got me reminiscing over good times”

“PEACE IS FREE”                             BLACK STONE CHERRY

Saw BSC open for Hinder in 2008 at Jannus Landing, St Petersburg, FL.  They recapture the Southern Rock style I grew up listening to.   This Kentucky rock band feels like a mix of Skynyrd, Shinedown, with a little Black Crowes thrown in for good measure.  You can FEEL the lyrics on this one. 

 
“MY OLD MAN”                                ROSANNE CASH

The 1985 CD, “Rhythm & Romance” hits so close to home.  Every song has personal meaning to me and it’s an underrated masterpiece in my opinion.    This song is obviously about Johnny Cash, but the lyrics are totally about my dad too.   We had a similar difficult relationship and sadly I lost him in the late 1990s.


The old man is laughing tonight
He’s young beyond his fears
But then the smile drops from his eyes
And we all wind up in tears
The old man’s crying tonight
‘Cause it all happened so fast
He’s frightened by the future
Embarrassed by the past
So let him be who he wants to be
‘Cause he ain’t ever gonna be young again
And let him see who he needs to see
‘Cause he never had too many friends
And ask him how he remembers me
‘Cause I want to know where I stand
How I love my old man
The old man’s restless tonight
Just trying to kill his pain
He believes what he says he believes
But that don’t make him a saint
The old man’s lonesome tonight
And he just wants to go home
All those fools who stand in his way
Why can’t they leave him alone


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