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“Mountain Music” – A Classic Alabama Country Song (Video)

Watch this fantastic live performance of “Mountain Music” by Alabama! This song was written by lead singer Randy Owen. It was released in January 1982 as the lead-off single and title track to Alabama’s album Mountain Music. According to Randy Owen’s book Born Country, “Mountain Music” took him three years to write. He wanted to put his childhood experiences into a song.

About Alabama

Alabama was the group that made country bands popular again. Emerging in the late ’70s, the band had roots in both country and rock. The band formed in Fort Payne, Alabama, in 1969. The band was founded by Randy Owen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and his cousin Teddy Gentry (bass, backing vocals). They were soon joined by another cousin, Jeff Cook (lead guitar, fiddle, and keyboards). Alabama’s biggest success came in the 1980s, where the band had over 27 number one hits, seven multi-platinum albums and received numerous awards. The band has over 41 number one country records on the Billboard charts to their credit and have sold over 75 million records, making them the most successful band in country music history. Alabama was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2019 and was awarded with the first ever Life Time Achievement Award from this institution.

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Alabama – Mountain Music (Official Video) (Credits: Alabama Youtube Channel)

Mountain Music Lyrics

Song by Alabama

Oh, play me some mountain music
Like grandma and grandpa used to play
Then I’ll float on down the river
To a Cajun hideaway

Drift away like Tom Sawyer
Ride a raft with ol’ Huck Finn
Take a nap like Rip Van Winkle
Daze dreamin’ again

Oh, play me some mountain music
Like grandma and grandpa used to play
Then I’ll float on down the river
To a Cajun hideaway

Swim across the river
Just to prove that I’m a man
Spend the day bein’ lazy
Just bein’ nature’s friend

Climb a long tall hick’ry
Bend it over, skinnin’ cats
Playin’ baseball with chert rocks
Usin’ sawmill slabs for bats

Play some back-home, come-on music
That comes from the heart
Play somethin’ with lots of feelin’
‘Cause that’s where music has to start

Oh, play me some mountain music
Like grandma and grandpa used to play
Then I’ll float on down the river
To a Cajun hideaway, hey, hey!

Oh, play me mountain music
Oh, play me mountain music
Oh, play me mountain music
Oh, play (yee-haw!)

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Randy Owen

Mountain Music lyrics © Bike Music

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Merle Haggard Classic: “Mama Tried” Live Performance in Austin, Texas

Enjoy this wonderful song “Mama Tried” written and recorded by Merle Haggard and The Strangers. Released in July 1968, it was the first single and title track from the album Mama Tried. The song became one of the cornerstone songs of Merle’s career. He won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999, and was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry due to its “cultural, historic, or artistic significance” on March 23, 2016, just 14 days before Merle Haggard’s death. This song is Merle’s story about his sympathy to his mother who tried everything in her power to rehabilitate her rebel son who ended up in jail.

About Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard, in full Merle Ronald Haggard, (born April 6, 1937, Oildale, California, U.S.—died April 6, 2016, near Redding, California), American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, one of the most popular country music performers of the late 20th century, with nearly 40 number one country hits between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s. Haggard won numerous awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, and in 1984 he captured a Grammy Award for best country vocal performance for “That’s the Way Love Goes.” He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1994) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2007). In 2010 Haggard was named a Kennedy Center honoree. (Source: Britannica.com)

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Mama Tried Lyrics

Merle Haggard

The first thing I remember knowing
Was a lonesome whistle blowing
And a young’un’s dream of growing up to ride
On a freight train leaving town
Not knowing where I’m bound
And no one could change my mind, but Mama tried

One and only rebel child
From a family meek and mild
My mama seemed to know what lay in store
Despite all my Sunday learning
Towards the bad I kept on turning
Till Mama couldn’t hold me anymore

And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
No one could steer me right, but Mama tried, Mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied
That leaves only me to blame ’cause Mama tried

Dear old Daddy, rest his soul
Left my mom a heavy load
She tried so very hard to fill his shoes
Working hours without rest
Wanted me to have the best
She tried to raise me right, but I refused

And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole
No one could steer me right, but Mama tried, Mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied
That leaves only me to blame ’cause Mama tried

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Merle Haggard

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“Time Has Made A Change In Me” – The Oak Ridge Boys (Live At Gaither Studios / Alexandria IN 2021)

The Oak Ridge Boys performed and recorded this very sentimental song “Time Has Made A Change In Me” live At Gaither Studios, in Alexandria, Indiana sometime in 2021. It sure touch our hearts with the powerful and harmonious blending of their voices! This is definitely one of their best songs. Enjoy!

About The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet originating in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in Southern gospel during the 1950s. They are consists of Duane Allen (lead vocals), Joe Bonsall (tenor), William Lee Golden (baritone), and Richard Sterban (bass). In early 2014—forty-one years after Duane, Joe, Richard, and William Lee first stepped onstage together as a group—they celebrated 41 million, RIAA-certified records sold by signing a new record deal with Los Angeles-based Cleopatra Records.

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Time Has Made a Change in Me Lyrics

Song by The Oak Ridge Boys

Time has made a change
Since my childhood days
Many of my friends have gone away
Some I never more in this life will see
Time has made a change in me

Time has made a change in the old home place
Time has made a change in each smiling face
And I know my friends can plainly see
That time has made a change in me

In my childhood days I was well and strong
I could climb the hill sides all day long
I am not today what I used to be
‘Cause time has made a change in me

When I reach my home in that land somewhere
With my friends who wait to
Meet me over there
Free from pain and care I’ll forever be
Since time has made a change in m

Source: LyricFind

Time Has Made a Change in Me lyrics © O/B/O Apra Amcos

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