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The Perfect Country Song



 Genre: Country-Western

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Our tribute to great song writing and how difficult it is to come up with a country song.

music by SteveC
Vocals and lyrics by Amanda Chapman
Special thanks to Mark T. (norsila) for his fine dobro work.
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Hits: 2958
Comments: 10
Fans: 6
Plays: 165
Downloads: 108
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Feb 04, 2008 - 08:24:34 AM
Last Updated: Feb 04, 2008 - 08:24:34 AM Last Played: Oct 25, 2017 - 10:04:19 PM
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jackstone said 3699 days ago (February 4th, 2008)
Your song writing and Amanda's vocal is perfect!!

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Feter said 3698 days ago (February 4th, 2008)
The Perfect Country Song
WOW...what a rockin country song
great singing and harmony ...the guitar work just
a killer ..the band sound so tight welldone ..Hatts off !
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thetiler said 3698 days ago (February 4th, 2008)
this really is nice rockin radio feel. Like how the male and female sound so nice together.
This would even go over big in a big country music awards show that is how good this delightful tune is.

Amanda, wow she sounds dang cute. The train sounds.
Love those slide sounds and how cool they do their grooves.
This sounds like it would be a hit. Every time I hear a gem like this I want to shake the DJ powers that be and yell out it's a hit you guys. "Slap that bad boy on the round table and give it a spin to all those millions of country listeners. They'd like it!
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Moviz said 3697 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
grooving country song here with great vocals. It has a real 'live' feel to it and I love that driving beat, cheers M
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stevec said 3691 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Thanks to all of you for taking the time to have a listen. It's our first country song, although Amanda has an entire country album coming soon. There are tracks on her site, check her profile for a link.

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ktb said 3685 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
what tiler said :-) a very radio friendly track with a nice gritty edge. Both the vocals and the music takes some great twists. enjoyed the ride!
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lavalamp said 3685 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
I'm not a huge fan of country per se. But, this sounds as good as anything I've heard in the country world.
No reason this could not be a hit.
Amanda sounds super here.

BTW, I get the title.

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norillsa said 3670 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
Sounds great...and I only have to give one minor correction: I was playing a 1953 Fender Deluxe 8-string lap steel, and not a dobro.

Although...perhaps I need to go lay down a dobro track now. :)

Thanks Steve and Amanda!
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stevec said 3669 days ago (March 4th, 2008)
I stand corrected good sir. :)
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sngwrtr said 3591 days ago (May 22nd, 2008)
not perfect, not country
I want to be honest ... I am taken aback by the high scores assigned to this song in the other reviews hereof. I thought the song was presented with a light-hearted touch, intended to be fun, and in its own way, it succeeds at that. But marks as high as "9" in every category? I just don't see it.

One could deliver the subject of this song far more creatively than simply saying "trying to write the perfect country song and it's all wrong." Refer to the classic, "You Never Even Call Me By My Name" - there is an example of trying to write the "perfect country song" that is extremely creative and laugh out loud funny.

Because this song just comes right out and "states the facts" rather than "painting pictures" I grew quickly bored.

I am not trying to be mean spirited ... As I have stated elsewhere on these boards, I just don't see the "value" in "critiques" that have nothing to offer but "glowing praise." This song could be a whole lot better and, in my personal opinion, is not something a Nashville publisher would listen to (I dare say it would not get past the first 20 seconds in a publisher's office).

I realize that a publishing deal may be the furthest thing from the minds of the writers. In my reviews, I will use as a benchmark the assumption that each song I review seeks to be "cut" by a recording artist.

Trust me, the bar is set very, very high in Nashville.

All that having been said, I do appreciate the effort and, as I said, the element of fun contained in the song.

I hope my comments can be received in the spirit of constructive criticism as that is how they are intended.

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Name: Steve Cole
Location: Duvall WA USA
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Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. Howe

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