Texas Country & Southern Sky

Texas Country and the formation of Southern Sky

Texas Country has been around for years. From Bob Wills to Willie Nelson to the more modern day Randy Rogers Band and Wade Bowen. Texas has always created its own unique space in country music. Texas Country has become so popular, in fact, that it even has its own category on iTunes. The founders of Southern Sky are deeply embedded in these Texas Country roots. Jamie Weston and Scott Pearson are both 3rd and 4th generation musicians raised in the middle of the Texas Country music scene. These roots lead to dream that became Southern Sky.

However, Southern Sky definitely has created a unique sound that is all their own. The songwriting style comes from a mixture of different influences including everyone from AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Eagles to Hank Williams, George Strait and Merle Haggard. Southern Sky’s sound has most frequently been compared to Eli Young Band or Randy Rogers Band.

Songwriting

Jamie Weston, the nephew of Scott Pearson, grew up watching his family write and perform their own brand of Texas Country. After seeing both of his Uncles and his Grandfather become popular writers, Jamie decided that he would work with Scott and learn how to write his own music. Over the past four years, Jamie and Scott have written two albums worth of original music and continue to write and compose together on a weekly basis.

Texas Country Audiences

As unique as Texas Country is to the country music genre, Texas Country audiences are equally unique. There is a certain equality within the Texas Country audience, and if you’ve ever attended a Southern Sky concert then you know exactly what I mean. Texas Country audiences seem to bridge the gaps between  race, gender, or religion. You literally could look out in the audience of a Texas Country music concert and see an doctor or attorney standing there singing along next to a mechanic or a biker. Texas Country audiences all know that this is their music, it’s a part of their culture and the culture and history of the great state of Texas.

Debut Album

If you’ve been following any of our posts to our communities on Facebook, Twitter, and ReverbNation, y’all know that we’ve been recording and playing songs from our first album. Recording, mixing, and mastering are finished, and we are on track for a June album launch. So, visit often for news, updates, and stories behind the songs.

Lyrics – In Boxes

In Boxes

 

In Boxes

Picture of us by the lake
Reminds me of the love we made
they are memories that shouldn’t stay
in boxes

The shirt I wore to meet your mom
Picture of us at your senior prom
They are things I can’t run from
in boxes

I cry each night
because I miss you
I die inside
for the things I did to you
I can’t go on
living this way
in boxes

Picture of us on our wedding day
Never seen you smile that way
They are memories that shouldn’t stay
in boxes

Now I’ve got this apartment I can’t afford
My stuff’s by the front door
A life that is no more
in these boxes

I cry each night
because I miss you
I die inside
for what I did to you
I can’t go on
living this way
in boxes

You will be able to listen to In Boxes with the release of our debut album later in June. This post will be updated with more information on when and where you can purchase the album, so please visit again soon. For now please enjoy this sneak peek of I Still Believe from the upcoming release.

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