First Time Feelin' (Song #7) 

Waylon Jennings once said, "Country music isn't a guitar, it isn't a banjo, it isn't a melody, it isn't a lyric. It's a feeling."

One of the strongest elements of a good song is creating an image that most everyone can relate to. To create a feeling. I cant say that "Watch me Whip and Nae Nae" ever made anyone go "Hey, thats a story about me!".  So instead of writing about a new dance groove that I routinely use around the house, I decided to write about a feeling that is familiar to most everyone (I hope).  The first love feeling, or first kiss, or a wedding day.  Whatever that moment was that gave you butterflies. (My wife sill gives them to me by the way) They come in moments that exist outside of the daily routines of a busy life, or during the work week. They can come in times where you close your eyes and revisit those things that first caught your eye. Like this random pic here I had to take the other day: (she doesnt like this pic, but I love it)



This is the song that started the ball rolling on this project.  I was listening to Keith Urban one day and realized that his most successful songs had a familiar theme to them. Their tempo. While some would argue that Keith Urban is a brand of country that exists outside of traditional country, I disagree. The dude can play a guitar and can write some great songs. I sat down one day and tried to summon my "Inner Keith" and ended up with a melody that was enough to get me back into a 2 year writing drought.  

Jonathan Laird took took this song and created a cool hook you can hear in the intro and outro and helped make it into a pretty cool tune. Im proud of this one and I hope you enjoy it.

Please take the time to follow me on Spotify here, and listen to First Time Feelin'

*Interesting note: This is Alex Mason's favorite song on the album. 
** If you listen closely, you can hear me singing this song.
:)

 

1 comment

  • Sue Dumas
    Sue Dumas Hoover Al.
    Love this song. Its weird when I heard it for the first time it sounded like Keith Urban. Amazing song Robert. Im sure Augusta is proud too.☺

    Love this song. Its weird when I heard it for the first time it sounded like Keith Urban. Amazing song Robert. Im sure Augusta is proud too.☺

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