This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

No Guitars - Pt. 3

Hearing little to no guitars being played on the Top Pop Hits channel led me to wonder if country music too was also toning down their guitar usage.  A quick survey of songs atop the Country Charts shows it to be about 50/50 guitars vs. no guitars.  Top Ten acts like Florida Georgia Line, Kenney Chesney and Jason Aldean continue to rely on the ol' six string, but with other country stars, it's not so much anymore.

Then there is Luke Combs who doesn't have much guitar in his One Number Away tune, but does choose a very dramatic part of it to lay in a "killer" solo/fill at the 3:25 mark.  Watch the whole video though and wait for the surprise ending.  That texting and driving thing again.

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