Two Country Christmas
Tunes and Artists Worth Checking Out
Peden, CSO Staff Journalist
Crawford - "Green Eyes Cryin’ Blue Tears"
It is the season to be
jolly. Almost. CSO is trailing Santa early, giving you
the heads up on two recent Christmas releases.
The first comes from Dean Crawford. The hard-working
Baltimore resident bares his Yuletide soul of despair on
a track of December lost love. While the tale may be
heavy, with a voice made for country and a rhythm
section of twangin’ guitars, the sound is anything but.
The self-penned track comes from Dean Crawford’s
Christmas. The album is out on Tate Hill Records.
This talented singer and songwriter, who cites Garth as
an influence, also has a new album on the way. Titled
Who I Am, the album comes slated for an end-of-year
Not readily known to CSO, Crawford’s winning style of
country rock ensures that he soon will be.
East Texan Tommy Joe Wilson has another spin on the joys
or in his case the tribulations of the time to be merry.
In the highly relatable tune, one telling of the woes of
being “Overdrawn At Christmas,” comes an infectious and
humorous prod at tinsel time spending.
Tracking the power of positive persuasion, our lyrical
hero falls for stockin’ stuffin’ on a grand scale,
resulting in rubber checks bouncing and the woes of
buying all the wrong things, at the wrong prices, for
all the wrong people.
A relative newcomer, TJW also is out and about with his
debut album, Growin’ Up Down South. Released on
Softdrive Records, the album is out now.