Life as it unfolds... by country music artist Ben Krahne

Lotta Boot Left To Fill

I gotta tell you, this isn't what I set out to write about today. I was digging on the hardcore country songs of Pistol Annies when I saw that Willie Nelson  celebrated his 80th birthday a week ago. While checking out that news... I got sidetracked again.

The internet is like that. Leads you all over the place. A major distraction just waiting for a mind to happen in.

I arrived on a YouTube page with a fan uploaded video of Eric Church singing, Lotta Boot Left To Fill. Great tune. While I was listening, naturally I was checking out the first few comments. Its kind of like kindergarten down there. Opining. Finger pointing. Dissing. What is it with people? Can't they just enjoy some really good country music and say, 'Thanks for the listening pleasure'?

Apparently not, there's a civil war brewing on this video page. It seems that since Jason Aldean never baled hay and knows nothing about horses, he ain't country enough, but Nashville obviously thinks he his. Brad Paisley isn't worthy either because he comes from a middle class non-farming town in West Virginia where people just don't get dirty.

Some even allude that if the country music star isn't from the South, they just ain't country. One guy goes so far as to offer that real country singers are from West Virginia. For crying out loud. There's a hell of a lot of country people in the heartland, on the coasts, and in the southwest and northern tier states. Heck real country people exist in every state in the nation. In fact, you'll find thousands of them spread across Canada too. Most likely they get dirty, and they'll be some hard working folks.

Country is everywhere beyond the city, the farther you venture from shopping and nightlife, the more country you'll be. When its 5-8 miles to the nearest gas station or party store, pal - you've arrived in the country. It will be at least 30 minutes drive to any shopping district that the majority prefer (if not farther). Most will see it as inconvenient to live so far from "civilization." That's fine. We like it that way. Keeps the country safe from suffering a population explosion. We don't like red lights, rude people, traffic jams or street lights and black top is fine as long as its not running past the house.

Country music is and always has been 3 chords and lyrics that tell the truth. Its from the heart, giving you a story you can connect with and a lesson or an outcome - be it ever so sad. They're pontificating that country songs should not be about dirt roads. Why not? It's a sure sign that yes, you're in the country. Its right up there with combines, cow pies, crops and kids who don't spend their summers hanging out at the mall. Family will be close, ethics will be strong and doing what's right always comes first. You stick to your guns and don't quit when the going gets tough.

I gotta agree with Eric Church ... y'all got a Lotta Boot Left To Fill. Stop dissin' the music. It's rude. If you don't like the singer or the song, why waste your energy spreading your negativity on the page? Zip your lip and do something else.

 

 

8 Responses to "Lotta Boot Left To Fill"

  • Kimberly G. Clay
    May 26, 2013 - 9:26 am Reply

    It’s been a long day of running from class to track practice to more class and just listening to country music puts me in a way better mood.

  • Gold Price
    July 3, 2013 - 11:29 am Reply

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  • Stacie Crosby
    July 20, 2013 - 9:45 am Reply

    107 productions did an in depth market research as to what kind of music a mid-20’s club goer is into…it seems whoever isn’t into club dance music is into country! A large majority of live music fans are listening to modern, pop country music, and Radio Nashville has the look and sound down pat. This six piece band hosts three male lead singers, an incredible female lead singer, a beautiful & talented female fiddle player, a pounding rhythm section, and an amazing lead guitarist. Performing the top modern country hits from Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, and Kenny Chesney, just to name a few, plus they play your favorite Country classics as well. Radio Nashville brings something new to the market and pulls a new and emerging demographic to your venue. And Radio Nashville has a state of the art LED light show to enhance the experience. Radio Nashville will be THE breakout band of 2012-2013.

  • Gregorio Fletcher
    September 16, 2013 - 2:04 am Reply

    107 productions did an in depth market research as to what kind of music a mid-20’s club goer is into…it seems whoever isn’t into club dance music is into country! A large majority of live music fans are listening to modern, pop country music, and Radio Nashville has the look and sound down pat. This six piece band hosts three male lead singers, an incredible female lead singer, a beautiful & talented female fiddle player, a pounding rhythm section, and an amazing lead guitarist. Performing the top modern country hits from Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, and Kenny Chesney, just to name a few, plus they play your favorite Country classics as well. Radio Nashville brings something new to the market and pulls a new and emerging demographic to your venue. And Radio Nashville has a state of the art LED light show to enhance the experience. Radio Nashville will be THE breakout band of 2012-2013.

    • Ben
      October 28, 2013 - 3:51 am Reply

      Sure young fans love party songs
      but I great thoughtful song is welcome too
      how much beer can you drink can get old in songs

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There Is Only One Ben Krahne

You will find he has a country music song to fit just about every one of your moods. They are all a reflection of life today. Add some talented musicians and great singers to Ben´s songwriting, and you have some excellent listening pleasure ahead.