Teenage Singer Melody Williamson Calls Out Nashville in “There’s No Country Here”
Many young fans have latched on to the new trends in country music, like party anthems and rapid-fire, hip-hop-style lyrics. But there are still some young country music lovers who miss traditional sounds.
For example, 15-year-old Nashville native Melody Williamson—a member of touring family band Williamson Branch—penned the tune “There’s No Country Here,” which questions where old-school country music has gone. Her video made the rounds earlier this year, and she even recorded a studio version that’s now available on iTunes!
The song brings the George Strait and Alan Jackson classic “Murder On Music Row” to mind. As well as country duo Maddie & Tae as they continue to climb up the charts with their new single and video for “Girl in a Country Song,” we thought it would be an opportune time to revisit “There’s No Country Here.”
Melody’s melody takes a stab at “Bro Country,” with lyrics like, Who told those white boys that they could rap and who told Music Row we want to listen to that crap?
Melody’s sweet soprano tempers the audacity of her questions and her innocent timbre makes the song sound more like a plea than an accusation.
It certainly makes you wonder what Melody grew up listening to.
So what do you think? Is all the “country” gone from Nashville?