Monday, May 9, 2022

Musically Declined: NASCAR Goes Country, Big Daddy


Stock Car Racing and Country Music—two pillars of culture in the Southern United States.  And the two have mingled throughout the years.  So put on your racing shoes, make sure they match your cowboy hat, and settle in for a look back at some of Nascar’s biggest stars turned Nashville wannabes!


The Song: Big Daddy by John D. Loudermilk


The Star: Bobby Allison


The Clip: 



The Review: “Big Daddy’s Alabammy bound”.  Oh.  We get it.  Because Bobby’s from Alabama (sorta).  Bobby seems to be trying his best to keep up with the great instrumentation but falls short—maybe if he was as passionate about music as he was about hating Darrell Waltrip.


The Verdict: Pretty bad, even by gimmicky country music standards.