Friday, March 21, 2014
Even Cowboys Get the Blues Interlude, Or: You Gotta Be Kidding Me
I was feeling better this morning (thanks to a twelve-hour Benadryl coma) and still grooving on Townes Van Zandt so I figured he was the perfect segue into country songs about drugs and addiction. There was a particular song I was looking for but I couldn't remember the correct title so I did a search for "country songs about drugs" and ran across this article titled "What's With All These Country Songs About Drugs?" by Daryl Lang from 2011. Dude, my eyes rolled so hard I had to go find them. Lang's premise is clearly stated: "Kid Rock started it." Because, you know, when in doubt blame the rapper. Before I continue with this series I have one thing to say to Mr. Lang and all those moralizers uptight about drug references in country music but Hank Williams Jr. said it better than I ever could so here you go.