Brian Hendrix

Brian Hendrix still writes the old songs that Townes Van Zandt inspired in him. Catchy enough for the modern country audience, but meaningful and poignant as the lyrics that shaped an entire genre.

 

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I grew up in the hollers of the Appalachia. I'm convinced that there's nothing like a country girl. So I decided I'd write an anthem for those country girls. They deserve it. Plus I think the second verse is very clever - got some double entendre happening for the college football fans out there.
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This is one of those ones that only a songwriter will get. Lying in bed, the same music playing in my head over and over, "Have I heard this before?" Nope. Okay. Let me try to add lyrics to it. This is what I came up with. The words are self explanatory. The chorus of the song is the last four lines of each verse.
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My newest. Wrote on 2/8/20. About men sheltering the storm with women and their emotions, though going with the flow of it all because, after all, we're just different but still good together. Petty arguments shouldn't derail love. We just have to hold on. Men, just remember that she's your woman. I really like this one. Really touches that country nerve.
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This is my baby. I post this reluctantly. Though nonetheless I'll post it. Long story short: I ran into an old buddy whose wife had left him years ago. He's still around, but a shell of himself and drunk. I woke up at 4a.m. one morning and jotted this down in notepad; it still gives me chills when I read it or sing it. It's a true country song. Though in the same vein as someone like Townes, take note of the verse-chorus hybrid structure, wherein the chorus starts via picking up tempo and vocalization after the second bar in each verse. It's about Jack Daniels, FYI.
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A duet I wrote. Might be hard to grasp via text, reading both parts, but I really like it. Of all the hundreds of songs I've written over the years, only a handful have given me chills when singing them aloud. This is one of them. It's one of those songs where after I wrote it, I had to go check online to make sure I didn't just plagiarize a hit song stuck in my head. Nope. It's all mine. Enjoy. Also note: "Him:" and "Her:" and "Both:" aren't part of the lyrics; they're just stamps to let you know which gender is singing which part.
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