This year, we once again continue our annual November tradition of surveying folks across the Texas/Red Dirt/Americana genres about a musical topic they are thankful for. This year, we asked folks: what song, album, artist, show or moment are you most thankful for this past year? Not necessarily what their favorite record was, but which one were they most thankful for. It could be a new record, or maybe an an older project they’re just now discovering (or re-discovering). As always, the answers are varied, insightful and, yes, ripe with gratitude. Please leave the artists, songs or albums that resonated with you this past year in the comments section.
Dan Adams, singer/songwriter
This year I’m thankful for the new “Muscle Shoals” documentary film. After watching it, I was reminded how much I love all those old records that were cut there. Country albums from artists like Alabama, Ronnie Milsap, and Mac Davis. Rock records from Skynyrd, the Stones, all the Duane Allman stuff. And of course all the old R&B records from Otis Redding to the Commodores. I was influenced by all of those things as a Southern kid and a budding singer/songwriter. That film led me down the rabbit hole….and I listened to a ton of records I hadn’t heard in a long time. I recently re-kindled a friendship with a producer buddy who I had worked with when I was first starting out in Nashville in the 90s, and he had started his recording career in Muscle Shoals … Keep Reading