In 1927, as a producer Ralph Beer of Victor Records began in the tiny Studio in one of the upper floors of a building on State Street in Bristol, Tennessee, The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest V. “Pop” Stoneman, and other singer/song-writer, enjoyed a large proportion of the Nation and the foothills of prosperity, before the world economic crisis broke loose. The times were for a large part of rural America, however, already hard, a Situation reflected in the topics of economic Hardship, which runs through some of the “Bristol Sessions,” recorded Songs by. Similar motifs were often in the country music, to Madison Avenue, recognized in the 1980s, the phenomenon of the “city of cowboys” Fans of country music bought expensive cars, rode Rodeo on mechanical bulls and had money left over, the expenditure for the beer and blue Jeans.
From there, the songs in which it comes must have been as hard Daddy toil, so that something less likely to be food on the table, in the country charts. But the old topics hard times now that a recession is underway, its importance? This theme was in the room, as a high-caliber round, where they met, experiences and insights to share: songwriter Gary Burr (from the spring Newton’s “Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on Me”
LeAnn Rimes’ “Nothing About Love“ and Kelly Clarkson’s “Before Your Love” is derived), songwriter/publisher Chris DuBois (Jimmy Wayne’s “I Love You This Much”, Mark Wills’ “19 Somethin’” and several songs from Brad Paisley, including “Me Neither,” and “We Danced”), as well as publishers, Rusty Gaston, managing Director and, together with the songwriters Connie Harrington, Tim Nichols, owner and Partner of THIS Music.
How do we react the Country song writers in these uncertain times to the Concerns of the Americans?
Burr: The challenge for a writer is about big things in Small writing to. If you write about a guy who loses his Job, it is up to the listener, no matter why he lost his Job. What relates to the story, this is not really important. What effect that has on him and his family, this is important. These topics are always into the heart.
DuBois: I think that music is for many people a refuge. I as the writer somehow always more successful when I write about positive things and not the negative focus, whether it is a bad relationship, or a financially difficult Situation. People do not need to be constantly reminded that times are hard. You know it. Also, when I write a song today about how bad the times are, you are no longer there, maybe, until we wrote the song and Demo, Pitch, cut, and publication behind us, and it no longer fits maybe not.
, However, these issues were in country songs during the Depression often addressed. The demographics of the country music so much changed, that’s it for the current Generation of writers is hard, the same reference to these topics, like your parents or grandparents?: Of all the Genres, the country music is by Far what has always been the voice of the soul of America. And every Time when the country is experiencing difficult times, whether it’s the economy, war or riot, caused the people to ask what is important to you. If you do, then this is usually good for the country music. No one can Express the values of family and God and country as well as the singer/songwriter of country music. If the economy goes down the drain, it needs people to look after themselves and their values, and they do not turn to nature in accordance with the country music, even if you are not necessarily country music fans.
, of how to influence the news of the day, what are you writing?: If you’re a good writer, you should be the only thing you want to change, in retrospect, maybe the production. As for the topics, I have read that there is in music and literature, only seven real basic types of stories. These types of issues are what are going to want to listen to the Americans always.
DuBois: You have to write what is best in the market adjusts, and not with the deal, what’s on the news is running. The obvious exception to this was Alan Jackson with “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)”. However, this was not only an economic downturn. It was a world changing event. And the way he expressed it, was so poignant. He has written it, you cut it and it quickly published and it is the “Song of the year” at the CMA Awards in 2002. However, you may notice, for example, that there were very many more songs like this, as he expressed it so well, as you could not say it better. It is like “look at Schindler’s list” that He is not the kind of movie you are looking at five or six times. He is huge, but you can see him once and does not need to be reminded after this constantly in mind.
Gaston: What a songwriter in Nashville, try, when you sit down, a song to write, is something to write, what is timeless is what is happening today or in 10 years, can be absorbed, and then exactly as it currently is, and just as fit as they are today.
Maybe we see therefore no new versions of Darryl Worleys “Have You Forgotten”?
Dubious: The is a perfect example of a song at a certain time. It makes reference to so many cultural things related to this event. The price of fuel is another example. I have a few songs in, to extremely high fuel prices last summer. Six months later, they were as low as in the last five years.
However, certain songs to violate this rule
Burr: I did a long time ago a song with the title “That’s My Job,” about the death of my father wrote. Conway [Twitty] has recorded it. I wrote it for myself and never thought that would be included. But I sent it in and before I knew it myself, as I sat and thought: “Why the people are there to hear such a thing? It is so depressing.” But every father’s day it’s played.
Dubious: A singer has an incredible, personal experience with the subject or with a close relationship to the song. Otherwise, he needs to slip into a role. That no longer happens so often like he used to, as a singer in the songs specific roles played. It seems that if you write a song in the children, and they [the artists] don’t have kids, don’t you want to take it.
Burr: Yeah, how crazy is that? I’ve never understood that. You pretend to. You take a role. But if people do not drink, do you want to sing a drinking song. You know, Johnny Cash, has not really someone in Reno, killed.
Gaston: The most amazing singer in the recent history of the goods, such roles are to accept and in which the Fans knew. Did you know that Garth [Brooks] his wife suggested and Reba [McEntire] not a prostitute was. The people understood that, and they would entertain you.
Can scare a song that deals realistically with serious themes, the listener?
Dubious: It can! It’s songs will not be released in the Charts as high as you could, because you are not well researched, and the Public is just not to you start. Sometimes the subject matter of the song is just too depressing and that nobody wants to hear it more than Once.
Burr: Some people want to get out of your current location will be fetched, if you listen to music. When times are bad, like now, people want to hear songs and stories that bring you out of it. Maybe songs about your current situation, therefore, the last thing you want to hear.
Gaston: Be it uplifting songs or songs about hope, or songs about relationships, country writers are the ones that these fundamental needs of the human soul connect. Our writers do not write about other topics, just because we are in the economic downturn; it’s just that the topics our writers write and sing what the people now.