Song #11: I Hate Corporate Country
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Song information/Album notes
1: A Couple of Girls Ago (Traditional Country) I got over you, a couple of girls ago.
2: I Can't Believe How Much I'm Glad You're Gone (Comedy) Divorce song
3: Betty Jean (Traditional Country) Reflecting the loss of a single mother, as felt by an adult child.
*Special guest musician: Gene Breeden on lead guitar, playing a solo-break he created just for this number. Gene is one of the original architects of what we now know as the "Bakersfield Sound" in country music. Some of the other "creators" of the Bakersfield Sound with Gene include Buck Owens, Norman Hamlin, and Jean Shepard, prior to their own superstar status.
4: Amanda Marie (Folk) The tragic loss of a child
5: Something to Crow About (Traditional Country) Environmental hysteria
6: Ice Blue Eyes (Bluegrass) Interest in a beautiful woman singing Bluegrass music.
*Special guest musician: Les Singer on the Banjo
7: 78 RPM (Traditional Country) Sentimental review of days gone by
*Back-up vocalists: Barry Wayne, Jamie Bowles
8: Silent Sorrow, Private Pain (Soft Rock)Sorrow and Pain from three different perspectives.
9: Elbowcellphonitis (Comedy) Drivers on their cellphones causing problems.
10: Blue Ridge Girl(Folk) About a girl from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
11: I Hate Corporate Country (Traditional Country) Objecting to "corporate types" diluting real country music. Revenue replaced raw talent as the main criteria in the country music industry, in what Johnny has coined as the Pre-Internet Society.
12: Like My Dad (Traditional Country) True life song about my Dad
13: A Portrait of My Mom (Traditional Country) True life song about my Mom
* Johnny Counterfit picks the "Luther Perkins style" lead guitar on this song, because his Mother loved it, and introduced it to Johnny when he was a little boy. Luther Perkins was the man who created the guitar sound for Johnny Cash; in his book, Man in Black, Johnny Cash called it "The Sound," and called Luther a musical genius.
14: One Day You'll Stand and Walk Again (Contemporary Christian)
*Special guest musician: Deanna Loveland on Harp
Reflects the love of a woman for her disabled husband. *I wrote this song about my twin brother Don, and his loving wife Becky. Don suffered for many years with Multiple Sclerosis, and Becky (his High School sweetheart) stayed by his side (38 years of marriage) and together, they showed what a marriage is meant to be. Don passed away on July 20, 2014 knowing how devoted Becky was to him. I will always be grateful for the many things Becky did for my brother, when he could no longer do for himself. There is a special place in Heaven for Don & Becky, and I know Don is waiting for her, when it is her time to once again, join him.
15: Send God An Instant Message, Everyday (Contemporary Christian) Communicating with God in the age of the Internet.
*Special guest vocalists: Carol Lee Singers
My twin brother, Don and me. R.I.P.
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Produced by: Johnny Counterfit
Barry Wayne: Drums
Eugene Moles: Lead Guitar
Gene Breeden: Lead Guitar
Johnny Counterfit: Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Jamie Bowles: Piano/Key Bass/Key Effects
John Heinrich: Steel Guitar
David Russell: Fiddle
Clinton Gregory: Fiddle
Les Singer: Banjo
Deanna Loveland: Harp
Back-up vocalists: Carol Lee Singers, and Barry Wayne, Jamie Bowles
Songwriter in 6 varieties/formats/genre' of music
Traditional Country * Contemporary Christian * Folk * Comedy * Soft Rock* Bluegrass