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By Dave Williams
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Dave's Country Corner

"A heavy heart to write this month's column"

 

Last updated 2/1/2016 at 7:32pm | View PDF

Two Way Crossing

It's with a heavy heart that I got ready to write this month's column. As I was getting my thoughts together on what I wanted to talk about this month I learned one of my musical heroes had passed away, Glenn Frey. So far 2016 has been a tough on one on the music industry with big names passing on like Natalie Cole and David Bowie both of whom I have the utmost respect for and enjoy their music. Though when I found out that Glenn Frey died, it was a little more personal. For me it hit a lot closer to home. Growing up I listened to a lot of music most kids my age really didn't listen to at the time. I thank my dad for that, I was introduced at a young age to the Beatles, Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, the Doors, BTO and so many to others including the Eagles. I remember the first time I heard their harmonies I was hooked, the music they made was amazing. They influenced so many artists, across so many genres. I don't think there was such great joy for a band to get back together as when they reunited and made more spectacular music for us to enjoy. Glenn was a major part of the Eagles, they will never be the same now that he's gone. But we can look back and enjoy the treasures they left for us to listen to and share with generations to come. RIP Glenn, we'll look for you in the Tequila Sunrise.

In 2014 a singer by the name of STURGILL SIMPSON caught my attention when I happened to catch him one night on the Late Show with David Letterman. I wondered who is this guy and why haven't I heard of him, he's amazing! He had a traditional country sound but not outdated, he's hard to describe until you hear him. So I dug into him and discovered his album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. If you haven't heard it yet I encourage you to pick up a copy, especially if you're digging Chris Stapleton. Well the Kentucky native has heard calls since this album for more music from his fans. There's good news and bad news concerning that. The good news is he's heard and has completed a new album; the bad news is that he's taking a break for awhile before releasing it. I know many of his fans will be disappointed but will be eagerly anticipating the release. I'll keep my ear to the ground on this one and let you know when I get word of a planned release date.

Great news for all you Dierks Bentley fans as he will hit the road in 2016 on the 'Somewhere on a Beach' tour. He will bring along tour mates Cam and Randy Houser. The tour kicks off May 12th in Holmdel, N.J. and he will be making a stop this summer in Syracuse back in New York during the tour along with a visit to North Platte June 25 for Nebraskaland Days.

There's an album to be on the lookout for this month, from Two Way Crossing. The as yet untitled EP was recorded with the help of their fans through a Kick starter page. Look for the album to drop on February 15 and it features some great new songs including Déjà Vu and Paris that you may have hear at the Froggy 97 Private Listener Showcase back in September. The Band is excited to get this project into the hands of their fans and have been out on the road performing the new music. Keep an eye on their website for tour dates and for the new album.

Thanks for checking out Dave's Country Corner. I invite you to join me each month as we catch up on all thins country coming out of Nashville and wherever great country music is found. Feel free to drop me a line anytime at dave@106kix.com and I invite you to join me weekday afternoons from 2 - 6 p.m. (CT) on 106 KIX, you can listen online http://www.106kix.com. Remember to keep it real & keep it country!

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