CLASSICS: COUNTRY MUSIC
Wow!! This is an OLDIE!! I totally forgot about Ms. Nicolette Larson! Believe it or not, Nicolette was a very talented performer. But, unfortunately, she only had one hit to her career. It was a song called “Lotta Love.” The song was written by Neil Young, and recorded under Rhino/Warner Brothers Records. “Lotta Love hit #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart, and stayed on the charts for about 23 weeks. Even after the song dropped off the charts, people were still requesting this song on the radio. The song seemed to have appealed to mostly teenagers with new relationships.
Nicolette, appeared to have lived a pretty wholesome life. In many ways she reminded me a lot of a younger Juice Newton. She performed on many TV shows, and the first I remembered was a show called “Solid Gold.” Nicolette recorded so many albums and it’s a shame she only had one major hit, because I think she was really vocally talented. She probably just needed some better songwriters/producers; being that she was under Warner Brothers, I’d think she would have. “I’ll Fly Away (Without You) (1982),” from her album “All Dressed Up & No Place To Go” I thought was a nice song. But, I can’t even find it on any charts. But, that could have been simply, the labels did not push the song to the radio stations. Sadly, she passed away in 1997 from liver failure.
Yes, believe it or not, I love country music too. However, the bulk of country music I hold dear are the older songs mostly; and usually from specific artists like Kenny Rogers. By the way, no disrespect…… But, have you guys seen the way Kenny looks now? Oh, my, goodness!!!! If he doesn’t stop with his addiction to plastic surgeries, he’s going to look like that cat lady. His skin is soooooo pulled back, he looks like he’s unable to close his eyes. I would have never recognized him, if I saw him walking the streets. He was growing old gracefully, and stayed handsome, until he went under the knife. Anyway, one of my favorite songs I’ve heard recently on Internet radio, is called “You Decorated My Life,” released in 1979. I think this was such a beautiful and romantic country song. His song hit #1, and stayed on the Top 100 for about 12 weeks. These were real & heartfelt love songs back in the day. Not like today, were it is all about ways of getting in to your pants. Hey, did you know that Kenny Rogers was also an actor as well? On Amazon, check out a movie called “The Gambler (1980),” starring Christine Belford & Bruce Boxleitner.