I'm what you call a country music purist for sure, and I haven't cared much for most contemporary country music for a long time.
Well, we just got some news from Universal that I am EXCITED about! (I think you will be too, Dwight, we seem to agree on music pretty regularly.)
The Mavericks are back with all the buzz you'd expect from one of country music's most successful bands of the 90's. With countless hits, gold and platinum albums, and numerous CMA, ACM, and Grammy awards, there is no arguing that they could rest on their laurels, but this week the band issued its comeback single "Born to be Blue" to overwhelming reaction. On Tuesday, May 29 their new EP "Suited Up and Ready" will be released on iTunes.
If you've never heard them before, check this out to whet your appetite. This is a 2008 live video of one of their biggest hits, "All You Ever Do is Bring Me Down" originally released in 1996.
What do you think? Are Lionel's days numbered? I know I'll be keeping my eyes open for a Mavericks tour date near me.