Monday, January 3, 2022

Musically Declined: Introduction



Stock Car Racing and Country Music—two pillars of culture in the Southern United States.  And the two have mingled throughout the years.  But instead of looking at successful singers-turned-drivers like Marty Robbins, we’re taking a look at drivers-turned-um, “singers”.


Throughout the year, we’ll be looking at a different song every-other-Monday performed by a Nascar driver.  Now, fair warning—I am *NOT* a country music fan.  And most of these songs I’ve never heard before.  So you’ll be getting my first-hand reactions—by a neophyte, on a neophyte.


We’ll start with “NASCAR Goes Country”, an album put out in 1975 by a Nashville record producer, featuring six of the sport’s legends.  And from there we’ll take a trip into the less-distant past, with looks at albums put out in the 80’s and 90’s.


So put on your racing shoes, make sure they match your cowboy hat, and settle in for a year’s worth of some of the most-gimmicky crossovers to come out of the sport!