Everyone needs a certain appreciation for the classics – those songs that inspired the Texas and Nashville tunes we hear today. There was a certain honesty in songwriting back in the day that deserves to be recognized and remembered.

I LOVE late '80s, early '90s country -- and I am continually being introduced to these classic tunes. For example, I was recently introduced to this gem of a song, and the guitar lick cannot get out of my head.

With the release of his 'Guitars, Cadillacs, etc. etc.' album in 1986, Yoakam led the New Tradionalist movement in country music:

“He fits into a general cultural reinvestigation of things American, including jazz and grassroots rock-and-roll.” From the start, it was clear this jaded, often inscrutable troubadour could put a voice to our thoughts, expressing them better than we ever could.

 

It's my new jam. Take a listen!