Monday, January 2, 2023

Musically Declined: Stock Car Racing’s Entertainers of the Year, Hard Charger

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: Hard Charger by Larry Alderman

The Star: Dale Earnhardt

The Clip: 

The Review: Arguably the best-known song on the album finishes things off.  Dale Sr. gets points for giving it all, even if his voice is unusually nasally here.  Funny to think how when this album was released he was more of a one-year wonder journeyman than the guy who would challenge Richard Petty to be the best of all time.

The Verdict: Pretty decent, and a fine way to finish things off.