I was in the mood for discovering an up-and-coming country artist, and Google did not disappoint.
I typed in “rising country music stars” and the first result was from the web site Sounds Like Nashville with an article titled HERE ARE 17 NEW COUNTRY ARTISTS TO WATCH IN 2021.
I started scrolling through the list of artists and I didn’t get too far when I came across this description:
Imagine an apartment house where Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers and The Lumineers all live under the same roof, and you’ll understand what Bexar sounds like. Fronted and founded by Chris Ryan and Logan Turner, the band’s name is pronounced “Bear” and it’s named after the Texas county where Ryan grew up, but this is an only-in-Nashville kind of partnership. They met after a random co-writing matchup and quickly discovered something greater than the sum of its parts, fusing Turner’s progressive-roots musicianship and Ryan’s charismatic storytelling. Check out the propulsive “Again” for a preview of their organic country pop.
I like all the bands mentioned, so this looked pretty promising, and it was.
The first song I listened to was the one mentioned above – Again, and I was hooked.
So I started listening to some of their other songs, and this is the one I liked best:
Here’s the chorus from this uplifting song:
One day, we’re gonna be rich
Yeah, we’re gonna figure it out
One day, we’re gonna be it
We’re gonna have it a-a-a-all
Close your eyes and take my hand
We’rе gonna wake up in the promised land
Onе day, why don’t we make today day one, babe?
I certainly hope they figure it out and one day wake up in the promised land…