10.05.2012 – Saving Nashville

French rocker Eddy Mitchell once said: « kick any trash can in Nashville, Tennessee and three guitar players will get out of it ». Nashville, Tennessee also called Music City has been the cradle for the music industry and particularly the country music industry so far that the city became today’s country music’s Disneyland or a country boy’s Hollywood, as stated by Marty Stuart in « Sundown in Nashville ». At KONKY TONK LIVE we enjoy spitting on Nashville in the great tradition of outlaws like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard or Dwight Yoakam, guys who chose to record in Austin or Bakersfield by giving Nashville a finger. If Nashville has given up for a long time to produce real country music, Marty Stuart and Hank III chose the inconvenience of staying in the city in the shadow of Hank Williams to save country music. Coincidentally two new albums of these artists are coming out. It’s a dilemma to listen to Hank III « Long Gone Daddy » produced by Curb Records but unapproved by the artist himself. Whoever is selling that record, this is real country music. Moreover on Marty Stuart « Nashville Vol. 1 », Marty covers with Hank III a Hank Williams tune. Even with only two credible artists, the loop is looped and Nashville is saved.