Modern Southern Rock: Eric Church’s Masterpiece and The Randy Rogers Band

“THOSE I’VE LOVED”   ERIC CHURCH

EricChurchIf you’ve never heard “Those I’ve Loved” by Eric Church, prepare yourself for a modern day masterpiece. For the first two and a half minutes, Eric Church paints a beautiful story of his grandfather’s last days and recants his love of a special woman that disappeared from his life. In his best Garth Brooks imitation, the music stops and Eric reminds us life isn’t about accomplishments but rather those lives that have shaped and affected us so deeply. As the lyric intensity builds, a dynamic, goosebump raising rock guitar solo carries the song out for the next two minutes. INCREDIBLE!!!

“STARTING OVER FOR THE LAST TIME” Randy Rogers Band

RogersThe Randy Rogers Band is based out of Texas. Their sound is traditional country music including a fiddle in the band, but don’t dress the part and they’re also not afraid to break out the electric guitars and rock out. Despite never hitting the Top 40 with a single in the United States, their albums have consistently found the Top 10 of the Country Albums charts. For new listeners check out “Starting Over For The Last Time” which combines their rock edge with a modern twist on country.

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