“THE YOUNG ONES” by Des Kelly
“Who’s gonna fill their shoes”?, is the title of a “Country Song”, recently recorded, asking a relevant question about many great Country-Music “Stars” passing-on, as everyone has to do, at one time or another. Well, with people such as Johnny Cash, George Jones, & Merle Haggard “gone” in the recent past, Ray Price & Marty Robbins, a little while ago, Patsy Cline & Tammy Wynette, joining “their Men”, on Heaven’s Stage, plus other great female Country Stars, I suppose the question asked is quite a reasonable one.
Luckily, there ARE a few of “The young ones”who will hopefully fill the shoes of “the greats”in the Country Music I term “the best”, only because, there have been eras of this music, now long gone, that are termed “Corny”, or “Country & Western”, or even “Hillbilly” , quaint terminology for Country Music. Personally, it does not matter to me, what the song/music, is, how old or young a “Country Vocalist is, IF the song has lyrics that can be understood, the music is “melodic”, commercial, to the point where it could be “karyoked”/ hummed-along with, minutes after one has heard it for the first time, then, to me, this is a good song.
“Millions USE Music that appeal, just to them,
Music for millions, no matter how, where, or when” (D.K.).
When I first saw this young guy, he was in a “tribute-show” to one of the “greats” I have mentioned. Together with Noel Haggard, Ben Haggard, & Marty Haggard, Mo Pitney comes along to answer the question asked in the first place. There are, indeed, “The Young Ones” who will, in time, fill the shoes of the “Stars” & Mo Pitney is certainly one of them.
Star of eLanka.