Song Review:

That’s What I Like About The South

Overall Impression:

Serving as the signature song of Phil Harris in the mid forties and seeing a resurgence in popularity under Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, "That's What I Like About The South" delivers a fun-loving flurry of quick-tongued depictions of comfort food and community - re-recorded and completely revived here in full relief by Nolan Bruce Allen and his talented band!

Strongest Point(s):

Leading the way with a dazzling fiddle phrase, NBA's take on "That's What I Like About The South" is rife with cleverly refined and artistically impactful solo passages from nearly every member of the band - weaving the now timeless lyrics into a seamless and sincerely stunning performance! Excellently executed and pristinely produced, NBA's "That's What I Like About The South" grabs listener attentions immediately and doesn't relent until dinner's done!

Target Audience Appeal:

Western Swing holds a special place in the hearts of those who enjoy it - drawing from a wide array of musical traditions and striving to produce songs from the place where skillful excellence and good old-fashioned fun exist in tandem. While the original renditions of "That's What I Like About The South" still carry all of the joyful bounce that made the song a hit, Nolan Bruce Allen's delivery stands to endure even longer and across a broader audience! - Jon W.

Artist target suggestions:

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang, The Maddox Brothers & Rose, T. Texas Tyler, Jimmie Ballard, Johnny Tyler's Riders Of The Rio Grande, Bucky Bates, Tune Wranglers, Tex Atchison, Slim Harbert and His Boys, Tex Williams & His Western Caravan

About the Reviewer:

Jon Wright is a trained multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and music educator with nearly twenty years of experience in the field. Working with musicians and their individual sounds is his passion and profession, and he strives to interact with and understand every aspect of the production process - from theory and songwriting to recording and mastering. He continues to teach students of all ages and is currently collaborating with artists across a wide range of genres.


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