Can I Be Country Too?
Written and performed by Will Hoge featuring The Kentucky Gentlemen, Michael Allen, Carmen Dianne, Cheryl Deseree and the Country Any Way Collective
The time is now to show that Nashville and the country music industry at large holds a place for any and everyone. Written by Will Hoge, and presented by Will Hoge, Country Any Way and Sarah Bear, "Can I Be Country Too" brings together artists and musicians from all backgrounds and genres to show that everybody deserves a place at the table in counrty music.
MEET THE MUSICIANS
Writer | Vocals | Acoustic Guitar | Percussion
Will Hoge is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer from Nashville, TN. His 15 records cover all the tones and textures of the American musical landscape. He is a mainstay of 21st century rock & roll, carrying the torch for a blue-collar sound rooted in ringing Telecaster guitars and anthemic songwriting. He makes music for roadhouses and rallies, for car stereos and dive-bar jukeboxes, for Saturday night hell-raising and Sunday morning comedowns. In an era of social media influencers looking to fast-track their way to fame, Hoge has proudly taken the long way around, dedicating himself not to the destination, but to the journey itself.
“I hope that for young listeners out there, the ones that dream about carving out some kind of living in this business, and they wonder if they fit in, I hope this song is a resounding ‘Yes. You belong.’”
What if I believe that Black lives matter What if I believe that the world is round What if I don't care about the chatter Of what everybody’s doin’ in this small town What if I drive a bright green Honda Not a jacked up jet black four wheel drive What if I just don't really wanna Drink beer on a tailgate every friday night Can you help me I'm a little bit confused I'm just tryin’ to figure out Can I be country too Can I be country too What if I don't really wanna go fishin What if I like sushi more than i like steak What if I vote for a democrat politician What if I think gays gettin married’s okay Can you help me I'm a little bit confused I'm just tryin’ to figure out Can I be country too Can I be country too What if I pray different than you do What if I dont go to church at all What if i’d rather sit around here and read Faulkner Than I would watch college kids play football Can you help me I'm a little bit confused I'm just tryin’ to figure out Can I be country too Can I be country too
Pedal Steel, Piano
The Kentucky Gentlemen
Amyliza de Jesus
Fiddle, Jack Clement’s Mandolin
Mark Robert Cash
Timothy Edward Carpenter