Posts Tagged ‘Country’

“The silence of a falling star lights up a purple sky. And as I wonder where you are, I’m so lonesome I could cry.”

Hank Williams

Johnny Cash

Artist: Johnny Cash
Album: American V: A Hundred Highways
Song: God’s Gonna Cut You Down
Genre: Country/Blues

“Some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen.”

Woody Guthrie

*Fun Fact: Bob Dylan references this quote in his song “Talkin’ New York” with the line “Now, a very great man once said that some people rob you with a fountain pen. It don’t take too long to find out just what he was talking about.”

The man in black had one hell of a life and has covered everyone ranging from Neil Young, Sting, and even Nine Inch Nails. Perhaps one of Johnny Cash’s most famous songs, “Boy Named Sue,” is also a cover song. Boy Named Sue is actually a poem by a man most of us knew growing up. Shel Silverstein! It’s a bit different than The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends, but it’s an extremely well written poem in my opinion. To be honest, I couldn’t think of a better person to perform it live.

Old Crow Medicine Show - O.C.M.S.

Artist: Old Crow Medicine Show
Album: O.C.M.S.
Song: Wagon Wheel
Genre: Bluegrass