Author: Leon Blair
Of the many elements that comprise what country music is, somehow along the way we decided to stupidly place emphasis on an artist's origins as a source of credibility. Hell, let's forget things like being able to connect with a listener or tug at the heartstrings, it's all about where you're from.
I know where you think this conversation is going to. Well, it's not a matter of city versus country. Let's all put aside any personal opinions we have for the moment and look at some facts for a moment. It's no secret that the great state of Georgia over recent years has become a punching bag for many who bemoan the rise of several “less than stellar” acts in mainstream country music.
And again, that's unfair. I mean heck, we had Alan Jackson come from there, and while not country, the southern-rock group Blackberry Smoke is another band that earns the highest praise from me.
Country singer songwriter Taylor Alexander as you may have guessed by now is from Georgia, and like Jackson before him is another example of an asset for country music. And as for the type of country music the man presents to the listener, it's none other than the good ol' traditional kind.