At the core, country music is about stories. The best songs are stories and the best storytellers have a way of connecting with fans no matter what the subject matter is.
This is a new song from one of those great Texas artists, Josh Grider. The song is not something many folks out there could relate to, but the music is catchy and it’s an interesting story. I can imagine Josh and his band sitting down and writing this fun song as they travel from show to show.
Give it a listen and see what I mean.
White Van – Josh Grider
Country music doesn’t have to be complicated. It just has to touch on an emotion and that’s what this song does.
It tells the story of these guys who are out there following their dream. It’s probably five or six guys all hunkered down in a white van traveling from show to show. Not many of us out there would do something like that for our dream. Instead we follow the road well traveled and do what’s safe.
But we all dream of giving it all up and following the path we really want to take. You gotta respect these guys. They’re probably not making much cash, but they have the hope and the drive to get to a better place someday.
And from the sound of this song I think they realize that their lives are already pretty good. They’re doing what they love and not everyone can say that.
Love this song from Josh Grider.
What do you think?
CML Points: 88/100