For some reason, working on new tunes has inspired me to go back and listen to some of my old favorites. This is a list I put together of my top 5 and a favorite song from each:
1. James Taylor
- Of all the artists out there, no one has had a bigger impact on the music I try to make.
2. Garth Brooks
- As a complete package (singer, songwriter, performer), Garth is the man.
3. Billy Joel
- Amanda and I went to see Billy Joel last year, in Nashville, and at sixty-something, the man has still got it.
4. George Strait
- 60+ number one songs probably says it all, but I just don't think anyone sings country music better than King George.
5. Pat Green
- This one might be a surprise...but I first started playing guitar because of Pat Green. He was an early live show influence for me too.
I'd love to hear who your favorites too. Leave a comment below if you think there's someone I should go check out.