Saturday, September 10, 2016

Music Review: Rascal Flatts: Feels Like Today

Rascal Flats is a country western group, and this album has the traditional country flavor.  Their most popular song is included in this CD.  It was a cover of the song, "The Broken Road."  This was first released by the Nitty Gritty Dirt band.
Every long lost dream led me to where you are
And others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know it's true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
In this song they lament the time the could have been with their true love, instead of loves that didn't work out.  
In "Feels Like Today" they are singing expecting to find the one missing thing in their life today.  "Fast Cars and Freedom" was also released as a single.  
The song "Oklahoma, Texas Line" was written by the performers, and has more of an upbeat feel.
In listening to this set, there is not a particular song that really stands out to me, but as a whole the music and feel is fun.
One song, originally released as a hidden song but then later added is "Skin." also released as "Skin (Sarabeth)" about a girl who contracts leukemia, and has always wanted to go to prom with her boyfriend, but now her head is shaved and she doesn't think he should take her.  He shows up with his own head shaved in empathy and they go to the dance.  Country music has a way of telling stories which other genres sometimes miss.

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