New Music: Joey + Rory, Frankie Ballard & Justin Moore
I never know where a week of listening to music will take me. Sometimes it’s like running to the Chinese restaurant across the street, ordering everything on the menu and wondering why I’m still hungry. At other times, it’s like going to the grocery store on an empty stomach–EVERYTHING sounds great! I guess today is one of those latter days. But I have no idea why I’m using food analogies since today’s picks aren’t about food.
Today’s first pick is by a couple that have a restaurant tie, though. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Joey + Rory[/lastfm] are as real and country as you can get. They live on a real working farm, they don’t have a working TV in their home, and Joey co-owns and works in a real country restaurant. And it doesn’t hurt that Rory has written a hit song (or several), and that Joey sounds just a little like [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dolly Parton[/lastfm].
Their new single, “That’s Important To Me”, is also as real as it gets. It’s just an autobiographical and tender introduction to the hearts of this real-life, real genuine husband and wife duo. Listen a time or two and you’ll think they’re family.
Now, let’s just have a little fun. We’re sick of snow and being cooped up in our houses and workplaces. Will spring break and summer ever find us? This song suggests that there just might be hope. It’s a fun little ditty about girls, and girls having fun, and guys who like girls, and…you probably get the idea. It’s by a guy named [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Frankie Ballard[/lastfm] and it’s one of those songs that’ll make you wanna shake the dust (or snowflakes) off your speakers. And appropriately enough, it’s called “Buncha Girls”.
If you’ve skipped over any of the songs above, DON’T skip this one. Our small town boy from Arkansas, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Justin Moore[/lastfm] may have struck gold again with “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away”. Wouldn’t we all like to have another moment with someone we’ve lost or share them with our kids who’d never have the chance to know them like we did? The line about grandpa’s fruit stand gets me because my Paw Paw had one and I spent many a long hot summer day with him under it’s shade. Where does this song get YOU?