Iâ€™m about as far from "Red Neck Crazy" as you can get.Â Iâ€™m a city boy who was raised in the suburbs and went to college in a Downtown area.Â Not a whole lot of country in me.Â
But country music is in me and pretty much all I listen to.Â And I must say that Tyler Farrâ€™s latest single, "Red Neck Crazy," is easily my favorite song of the fall.Â Itâ€™s catchy and, yes, crazy.Â It also features his country music friends Colt Ford and Lee Brice and Willie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" in the video.Â
I canâ€™t relate to it at all, but I love it.Â And, no, I donâ€™t endorse the fictional actions in the song.Â
How canâ€™t you love these lyrics?
"I'm gonna aim my headlights into your bedroom windows
Throw empty beer cans at both of your shadows
I didn't come here to start a fight, but I'm up for anything tonight
You know you broke the wrong heart baby, and drove me redneck crazy
There are many reasons why I love country music.Â One of them is that country fans are just that, fans of the genre, not just one country artist or one group.Â I like this a lot.Â Itâ€™s about community, more so than this dude or that singer or group.Â Yet many people love to "hate" country music, even as it becomes more and more popular.Â Country music is good, crosses over into most other genres, doesnâ€™t take itself too seriously and always tells a great, if not crazy, story.Â
Enjoy the video below, and check out The Raveâ€™s photos from Farrâ€™s July show in Milwaukee.
Tyler Farr is back in Milwaukee on Nov. 3 when he opens for Florida Georgia Line.Â Colt Ford also is on the bill. Â Farr's debut album comes out Monday, Sept. 30.Â
No Talkbacks for this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Jeff Sherman
Published June 23, 2016
Check out the latest podcast from Bill Simmons featuring Jimmy Butler - and, germane to us here, including several Marquette and Milwaukee mentions. In fact, Butler says several times "I love Milwaukee," citing his days and degree at Marquette.
Published June 21, 2016
Former Milwaukee Bucks guard Ray Allen and his wife have opened one of the country's first all-organic "fast food" restaurants in Miami. Called Grown, it's getting rave reviews on Facebook, and, from the photos I've seen, I want to eat there right now.
Published June 11, 2016
We're a few months in, so here are six things I'd change about the Milwaukee area's newest Metro Market store, on Oakland Avenue in Shorewood. The better you are, Metro Market, the more of our money you'll get!
Published June 7, 2016
There's growth everywhere in Downtown Milwaukee, but still opportunities and eyesores. For me, these four spaces have been vacant for too long. I see them all nearly everyday. Let's all chime in and help the owners or leasing agents find the right new tenant.
Published May 25, 2016
The "Best Bars in America" feature has been around since 2006. And - of course - a lot has changed on the drinking scene here and in every city in America. One change, no Milwaukee bars appear on this year's list.
Published May 23, 2016
To help celebrate 30 years of "Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams," the T-Bone Burnett-produced debut by Milwaukee's own BoDeans, Milwaukee-based Sprecher Brewing is releasing BoDeans Original Ginger Brew.
Published May 20, 2016
This warms my Milwaukee heart. Not only am I a Bucks and NBA fan, easily one of my favorite restaurants in the area in the Calderone Club. Both got some national love this week.
Published May 14, 2016
If you are tackling your lawn on your own this spring and summer, it's always good to consult an expert first. I've done just that here.
Published May 12, 2016
A few weeks ago, Donald Driver and Bo Ryan were inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. I recently found the 1995 induction ceremony featuring emcee Bob Costas and an amazing list of inductees including Al McGuire, Robin Yount and The Big O.
Published May 4, 2016
As we look at the growth in greater Downtown, I think a place like City Winery could do well. It's unique, large and creates an experience that's missing in our market. But, what do I know? What do you think?