Dallas Moore’s had to build a career brick by brick over nearly three decades with no help from the mainstream industry, working under the faith that one day it will all add up to something that will withstand the test of time. With ‘The Rain,’ he’s accomplished this.
You can’t have a discussion about the important progeny of country legends who’ve gone on to offer their own lasting contributions to the music without at least mentioning Dean Miller, son of Roger. But too often he gets overlooked. Dean Miller might be partly to blame for that ….
Dallas Moore is about the last guy you’d ever have to worry about pulling a country music Benedict Arnold on you. He would choose death before coming out on stage gesticulating to a tractor rap beat, or turning his twang in for the dulcet tones of “Americana.” He’s the kind of Outlaw many want to imitate, but few have the fortitude to emulate.
The pedigree that runs curiously through country music did not pass Georgette Jones up, and her talent for singing and finding songs that embody all that’s great about the country genre is on full display on her latest record, Skin. This album has not scored the insatiable buzz some other records from women in country have this year.
Announced on Wednesday (6-20), a massive tribute album dedicated to the King of the Road will be making its way to music lovers. And though tribute records come down the pike all the time and make you wonder if your time and money is worth heaping onto songs you already know, this one has a little something special in the recipe.
This is the record that when someone asks you, “Dallas Moore? Where should I start?” you have a solid answer. “Mr. Honky Tonk” is Dallas Moore’s most refined, polished, and professional album yet, but without compromising any of the grit and attitude that has earned him such a dedicated following and the “true Outlaw” moniker.