Country Catalyst – A Battle Song For The Ages

For our latest edition of Country Catalyst, the special feature that presents a country music classic in the hope that it might make some new fans for the genre, we present a song with a historical subject. Originally written by country/folk legend Jimmy Driftwood, "The Battle Of New Orleans" became a huge crossover hit in … Continue reading Country Catalyst – A Battle Song For The Ages

Country Catalyst – A Song Within A Song

For this edition of Country Catalyst, the special feature that offers up country classics to folks who don't normally go for the twangy stuff, I'm presenting a song that has already had some crossover success. But even though "Bonaparte's Retreat" had its moment as a pop song, it certainly started out as pure country. The … Continue reading Country Catalyst – A Song Within A Song

Country Catalyst – Motor City Sorrow

Once again we present an edition of our special feature known as Country Catalyst. I think I've said before that Country Catalyst is sort of a a variation on our older special feature called Anatomy Of A Song, but one designed for a specific purpose -- presenting a song that I think might intrigue a … Continue reading Country Catalyst – Motor City Sorrow

Country Catalyst – Aching To Sing

It's been over a month since our last Country Catalyst so I thought it was high time we had another. I'll remind everybody that a Country Catalyst is a post that features a classic country song that I hope will attract some appreciation from folks who have normally NOT been fans of the genre. Today's … Continue reading Country Catalyst – Aching To Sing

Country Catalyst – Remembering A Dreamy Song

Seems to me that we're overdue for another edition of Country Catalyst. For those who don't know or remember, CC is the newest of our Special Features, and it offers the chance to spotlight classic country songs that had something extra -- the ability to make new fans among folks who usually don't care for … Continue reading Country Catalyst – Remembering A Dreamy Song

Country Catalyst – Singing To The Walls

I always enjoy our 'special feature' posts -- you know, like Anatomy Of A Song and Fantastic Foursome -- because they're a change of pace from our usual stuff. Not that there's anything wrong with our regular posts, but I think it's good to have a breath of fresh air once in a while. With … Continue reading Country Catalyst – Singing To The Walls