#TheClassics: Roy Orbison ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’
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.
There has been can ongoing…"discussion"... over what defines country music and it's evolution. Some people really dig the "bro country" tunes we hear today, which may mix a little dub step or rap in with pop country. Or perhaps the increasing folk tunes, what I'd like to call the Mumford Movement.
Honestly, bro country is definitely not my favorite. But I would like to kindly remind everyone that this is not the first music fusion in the history of country music. The genre is constantly evolving and being inspired by other genres. Like this big hit from 1964! Ladies, you probably recognize this tune from what else than Julia Roberts' Pretty Woman.
Roy Orbison, a country/western singer-songwriter, was heavily inspired by artists like Elvis Presley, and wrote many rockabilly/western tunes like Oh, Pretty Woman, which aimed to grab attention and get people off their feet.
Well, it worked didn't it?