Bruce Springsteen beeinflusst die Countrymusic nachhaltig

billboard.biz veröffentlichte heute einen lesenswerten Artikel und stellte fest, dass Bruce Springsteen die moderne Countrymusic nachhaltig beeinflusst hat. Unter anderem wird auf Erich Chruch verwiesen, der mit seiner Single “Springsteen” (aus dem Album “Chief”) aktuell auf Platz 8 der Billboard Countrycharts steht (wir berichteten hier).

Ferner ist zu lesen, dass sich Musiker wie Rodney Atkins, Pat Green oder Kip Moore auf Springsteen beziehen und in ihren Songs die Schicksale hart arbeitender Menschen verarbeiten. Darüber hinaus hat Kenny Chesney mit “One Step Up” (aus dem Album “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” – 2002) und “I’m on Fire” zwei Springsteen Songs gecovert.

Ein kurzer Auszug:

Bruce Springsteen’s Enduring Effect on the Country Charts Influences Two Top 10 Singles
Bruce Springsteen, the most prominent rocker of the 1980s, is now a symbolic fencepost in modern country. If there’s any doubt how much the New Jersey singer/songwriter is influencing the heartland-entrenched genre, take a look at the top 10 of this week’s Country Songs. Eric Church’s “Springsteen” is lodged at No. 8, while newcomer Kip Moore, whose “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” is at No. 5, has been praised as a “hillbilly Springsteen” for his gritty story songs and blue-collar viewpoint.
Further underscoring the point, Kenny Chesney has covered two of Springsteen’s songs – “I’m On Fire” and “One Step Up” – on albums in the last decade. The lyrics of Rodney Atkins’ 2009 hit “It’s America” ranked Springsteen songs alongside Chevrolet and NASA moon flights as symbols of U.S. patriotism, while Pat Green’s “Feels Just Like It Should” (No. 13, 2006) finds a couple singing “Born To Run” while cruising down the highway in a convertible. And the new Josh Abbott Band album, Small Town Family Dream, currently at No. 5 on Country Albums, contains “I’ll Sing About Mine,” a song that takes issue with the trend, lamenting that songs about “the Dairy Queen, pickup trucks and Springsteen/Make the place I love sound like a bad cartoon.”
… [Springsteens] catalog is deep in story songs about working-class people struggling to make it in the suburbs. The suburbs are now the core geographic location for country’s core audience.
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