In the big wide world of Texas country music, you have a plethora of subgenres that are almost impossible to keep together.
You have your red dirt, your normal neo-traditional, Texas rock, the folk singer/songwriter types
With that being said, Texas country rock has been taking the Lonestar State by storm for quite sometime now, with the likes of Whiskey Myers, Koe Wetzel, Austin Meade, Dylan Wheeler, Giovannie and the Hired Guns, and a number of others.
And there’s one artist from that list who I wanna show a little praise for today, and that’s Kody West.
We’re talking about a guy who knows how to put out music with the perfect mix of both rock and country, and he’s quickly making a name for himself as a Texas country rock powerhouse.
And there’s one song in particular that’s just been on repeat here today… and that’s “The Prayer,” from his 2017 album Green.
The whole album in general is a work of art, but “The Prayer” seems to hold quite a bit of sentimental value to West, as he sings about a prayer his father’s prayer for him as he leaves home and begins to chase a dream.
Not to mention, the songwriting holds powerful imagery in the chorus, with a number of things to keep in mind as you make that step into adulthood:
“Spread my wings, lift off now Leavin’ solid ground Think of me floatin’ in the air Like a shuttle in the atmosphere Hold me close, love me right See me burning through the night Like a bird in flight Like a bird in flight
You won’t always know right from wrong It’s just somethin’ you learn just like singin’ a song Well I’m tryin’ to do the best I can While learnin’ to love and act like a man.
Dear father protect this land
Bless my children, amen.”