This may be the most American thing I’ve ever seen…
Hannah Dasher, who seems to be exploding before our eyes, recently had the opportunity to play three of her songs at Patsy Cline’s dream song in Nashville, TN as part of Fender’s Player Plus Sessions, getting to take one of their new Telecasters for a spin.
In between songs, she opened up a bit about where her songs come from, what country music means, cooking and how thankful she is to be able to play the music she loves.
The first song is one of her show openers called “You’re Gonna Love Me”, which tips the cap to one of our favorites here at Whiskey Riff, the man himself, Alan Jackson.
“If you think Eastwood and Sam Elliot Still got it goin’ on And Alan Jackson shoulda kept that blonde hair long If I say, “Play Chattahoochee” and you don’t disagree, If that’s you, you’re gonna love me.”
The second song is an ode to country music tied in with who she is and how she grew up called “My Life Was A Country Song” and man is that steel guitar nice.
“If my life was a country song It’d sound like 1991 With a petal and a steel to let you know the way I feel Would be a “Y’all come back” and “Don’t stay gone to long” If my life was a country song.”
Her final performance is a song called “The Tree”, which basically calls out the splitting of country music these days, especially the mainstream, saying if the genre continues to forget where it came from there’s not gonna be anything left of it.
“Some songs ain’t for everybody So what about folks like me Who’s life soundtrack Ain’t some watered-down hip-hop melody
We’re getting a little to far from the Three chords and the truth part of it Forgetting where they’re roots are You’re gonna kill the tree.”
Come on with it, that’s some good stuff.
Plus, the ribs she makes, my goodness give me some of that…
If you need me, I’ll be singing the praises of Hannah Dasher to everyone who will listen.