Kevin Fowler is looking back on his new song "Country Song To Sing," which Wide Open Country is premiering today. The Texas artist reflects on country music -- from listening to George Jones with his dad to singing the Oak Ridge Boys on a church camp bus -- and explores the way songs can act as a timestamp on our lives.
Written by Wynn Varble, "Country Song To Sing" is an ode to the power and truth of country songs.
"Tune it in, turn it up/ Grab a microphone or an old hairbrush," Fowler sings. "At a honky-tonk or in the cab of your truck and let it ring. No you can't go wrong with a country song to sing."
Fowler says the tune reminds him of the songs that shaped his own life.
"I just think it's a great song that everybody can relate to. When I was a kid there was always a country song that would remind me of a certain place and time," Fowler tells Wide Open Country. "I look back and I still hear Dwight Yoakam's "Guitars and Cadillacs" or an old Merle song. They kind of take me back to that place and time. That's what the song's about. No matter where you're at in life, you'll always have a country song to sing -- a song that will get you through."
Listen to "Country Song To Sing" below.
"Country Song to Sing" will be included on Fowler's upcoming album, which is set to be released this spring.
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