By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views
One of the perks of writing this blog is hearing about product releases. Some are good and some are not worth mentioning. And then there are those that truly stand out. Steve Christopher, music publisher and songwriter in Nashville, sent me samples of a new CD called Dog Country.
All of the songs on the album focus on our relationships with dogs. The tunes are penned by some of Nashville’s hit songwriters, Craig Morgan, Kerry Kurt Phillips, Jason Matthews, Mark Nesler, Chris DuBois, Wil Nance, and and Shawn Camp.
“Being here in Nashville as a songwriter, once in a while I’ll be out at the Bluebird Cafe and hear a really great song that probably won’t ever find its way onto the radio,” says Steve. “I love dogs, and I love country music, I thought it would be great if one album brought them together.”
Steve, who wrote two of the songs on the album, “Half the Man” and “Treat Me Like the Dog” is publishing the CD through his company Cloud 10 Music.
I like all forms of music. Sometimes, it takes me a while to warm up to a song. In this case, I immediately liked what I heard. I know many of you will relate to these songs. Some will bring a tear to your eyes. Others will make you laugh out loud.
“We wanted to take you on that whole emotional journey-make you laugh, make you cry, and make you think,” says Steve. “I think we did a really good job of that.”
You can order the CD online by clicking here. And I am proud to say that thanks to Steve, I am giving one copy of Dog Country to a reader who leaves a comment about their pet (I know many of you have cats, birds, and horses too).
Leave a comment about your pet after this post in the Comments section. I will gather all the names and put them into Randomizer.org to pick one winner. Deadline is next Tuesday, March 29.
You can listen to samples of the album by clicking here. Following is one of my favorite songs on the CD. It’s called “Lucky Dog.” Enjoy, and let me know what you think of the songs. Click on the highlighted link “Lucky Dog Master.”
Lucky Dog Master