Sawyer Brown is one of my all time favorite bands. So I don’t really need too much of an excuse to include them here on CML.
The other day I saw a video on YouTube that we’ll look at tomorrow, but it reminded me of Sawyer Brown and I thought we could include the guys on the Wednesday post this week.
Every Wednesday we look at a song that was on an album, but that wasn’t released as a single.
You think of all the country albums released over the years and all the great songs that never get noticed as much because they weren’t played on radio. You get maybe 1, 2, 3 maybe more singles of an album out of 10-12 or sometimes more songs.
That’s a lot of good music left out.
So let’s look at this one…
Homestead In My Heart – Sawyer Brown
I did it a little differently this week. I’ve never heard this song before. I went in blind.
This was a big time for Sawyer Brown. It’s off their album Care On The Corner, which had some big hits on it including the title track.
This song fits in well with what the guys were doing in that time. The production is pretty subdued and focused on the lyrics and the emotion in the song.
The guys do a great job on the song. It’s catchy in a good way for a love ballad. The production isn’t overdone. It’s just right.
It’s a love song about what seems to be a young couple and their early life together. For whatever reason they’re not able to find the right place to settle down just yet.
But in the meantime they can live on the love they have for each other. They will find a home where they can settle, but for now their home is wherever they are together.
What intrigued me about this track was that it was an outside song for the band. There were only three songs on the album that came from outside writers and not lead man Mark Miller and his co-writers.
So you know an outside song has to be really good to be included and I think this song fits.
What do you think?