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Nashville, You & Me


by Helen C Pocock

The latest single to be released by Dexeter is a song written by Ben Earle of The Shires. It is one of 4 he wrote which have been recorded by UK Country artists. They are all 4 being released on the same day, Friday 9th September, not sure why they are all being released on the same day, it would have been better to stagger them, but that is just my opinion!

First time I played this track, I didn’t even get half way through it and I loved it!

It is upbeat and entertaining. It is a track like a story, like most good Country songs, that transports you to where they are. They are getting drunk & you can imagine getting drunk with them – infact you feel a bit jealous that they are getting drunk without you!

Deanne’s vocals are, as ever, very distinct, clear and beautiful. I can see it being very favourable received on their live set, especially with Gareth’s enthusiastic guitar playing! There are references not just to Nashville, but also Grand Ole Opry, Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire & getting drunk, what is not to like?

The song itself also goes very well with a previous Dexeter track – Four Thousand Miles To Nashville!

Ben has been extremely busy, The Shires have a new album coming out next month, they have been on tour & played lots of festivals, yet he still found the time to write songs for other UK artists to help them. I don’t know if this track was written especially for Dexeter, but it certainly sounds as if it was.


Annette Gibbons
Hi, I’m Annette, I have been a huge country music fan since the early 90s those were the days we were lucky enough to have CMT in the UK. I enjoy nothing more than listening to country music whilst having a cold beer (or a moonshine) with friends. I try to as many gigs as I can here in the UK and in the USA; I think of Nashville as my second home and I am lucky to have made some amazing friends in Tennessee. Think Country is something I am very proud of, I just want to share my love and passion of all things country music related with you all.
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