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"Follow your dream!"

OR

"Don't quit your day job."

At some point everyone needs to make a choice...

The best you can do is be happy with what you've got.



A song about unrealized dreams and the "settling in"...



If you haven't ever used the nylon guitar RTs, you need to give them a try.
They are a big part of this production.
For this, I used a chunk of it as a "signature lick". Another area that some folks have stated "BIAB can't do". Not true.

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RealTracks in song: ~1843:Bass, Electric, CountryBoogieRootFive Sw 110
RealTracks in song: ~2201:Guitar, Nylon, Background CountryBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 2021:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryBalladJohn Ev 120
RealTracks in style: ~405:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 408:Guitar, Resonator, Background Allis Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~1677:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 120
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^2-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat


MONTANA SUNSETS

i'm gonna be a cowboy
i'm american you know
where a boy can be what he chooses
and dreaming will make it so
but for now i'll do what the folks expect
say what they want me to say
but let it be known, until i'm grown
i'm living for the day (when i'll)

  watch montana sunsets
  talk with an indian guide
  square dance at a neighbor's ranch
  then hit the range and ride

i found someone who shares my dream
the circle t's in sight
i'm gonna be a cowboy
we'll sing prarie songs at night
but we can't leave things unfinished here
folks depend on us
but as soon as we get the loose ends to fit
it's montana or bust

  and we'll watch montana sunsets
  and talk with an indian guide
  we'll square dance at a neighbor's ranch
  then hit the range and ride

i was handy with a six gun
i could have scored in a rodeo
but sometimes things do come up
you know how these things go
we never made montana
but i still sometimes dream
of cattle drives and tumbleweed
of hearing eagles scream

  martha, bring my slippers
  bring my tv guide
  john wayne's on tonight
  he'll hit the range and ride

  the sun sets in montana
  where cowboys still reside
  it's late night in new york
  time to hit the range and ride...

pleasant dreams, martha.




Have at it.

floyd

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Your voice is in fine form.
You made your point about nylon strings in a wonderful arrangement.


Cheers
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Floyd,

I love everything about this song...

Your vocal, the sentiment and production is stellar.

"the sun sets in montana
where cowboys still reside
it's late night in new york
time to hit the range and ride"

Now that is awesome!!!

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Hello Floyd. Love this melodic tune. As always great production. Thanks for the tip on the nylon guitar.
Thanks for listing. Rob

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floyd

Lovely sound and that nylon string is very pretty.
Really enjoyed the song, the whole vibe and of course the vocal.
Excellent song writing and a great production.

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Very cool vocal Floyd. Such a cool story in your lyric. Another home run !!! Guitar was sweet..


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Fabulous! Writing is just so good ... I'm with Bob, I love that chorus especially.

Excellent vocal, and the way you use the harmonies in key spots, "where a boy can be what he chooses" for example, is the sort of thing a good producer would bring to a session.

I guess you are using a piece of that acoustic part to build the signature riff? I can see how that would be effective and you will still get something unique.

Mix is perfect, sounds great though the studio headphones.

If all country music sounded like this I would listen to more of it smile

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This has that smooth cohesive George Strait chart topping feel to it. Enjoyed my listen.


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Simply stated...we need more songs like this. The tune is engaging, very melodic, and with the great write/vocal/[production it's a showcase for both floyd and the User Forum.

We will resist to temptation to compare it to any particular artist or time period. For us it is timeless Americana. We grow weary of hearing that good music only comes from certain pigeon wholes...mostly in the past.

"At some point everyone needs to make a choice...
The best you can do is be happy with what you've got. "

Well, that will be floating around the head for a while.

The signature lick works really well. This production is a great example for anybody who doubts the power of BiaB in talented hands.

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Floyd,
Such a good story told with feeling, humour and an ending that`s both surprising and warm & fuzzy!
I agree with Charlie - this has all the hallmarks of a hit.

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Great write, smooth vocal, solid production.

It sounds effortless, and shows off the nylon string guitar to boot.

Ticked all the right boxes for me. Didn't fire up my inner critic about anything.

Well, I was going mention the inherent chauvinism about "get my slippers", and ask what century the singer was born it... Then it dawned on the that was the point! laugh


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Originally Posted By: rayc
Your voice is in fine form.
You made your point about nylon strings in a wonderful arrangement.


Ray - thanks for having a listen...


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Floyd,

I love everything about this song...

Your vocal, the sentiment and production is stellar.

"the sun sets in montana
where cowboys still reside
it's late night in new york
time to hit the range and ride"

Now that is awesome!!!

Bob


Bob - I really appreciate that. It is always nice to have a "lyric guy" quote lines... smile

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Great job Floyd. Very well written. Your performance was flawless.

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Nicely done... I enjoyed the listen


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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Hello Floyd. Love this melodic tune. As always great production. Thanks for the tip on the nylon guitar.
Thanks for listing. Rob


Thanks for listening, Rob. Those nylon guitars would work well for your music...


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floyd

Lovely sound and that nylon string is very pretty.
Really enjoyed the song, the whole vibe and of course the vocal.
Excellent song writing and a great production.

Peter


Thanks, Peter...

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Really nice work here Floyd.

Has a Jimmy Buffett kinda feel.

So glad you have always followed your dream!

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I don't know how you can do it but you produce winner after winner.

Your music always sound so professional.


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Hello Floyd.It appears American has a new standard. everything is just perfect. When I was teenager back in the 60s, my brother and I often laid in our respective twin beds and talked about Wyoming in the same way you relate to Montana in this song.

Well, in 1966 I drove from Cheyenne to Salt lake City on Interstate 80 in '57 Chevy convertible. At least I got to see the danged place!

What a great song and fabulous listen. This is music, regardless of genre at its best.

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Top notch song Floyd, a little bit of Michael Martin Murphy to me. Wish more songs today were in this style!!!

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Really good song. Nice production chops.... crystal like it needs to be.

The look at the choices we make, determining where we end up in life is excellent. Too many people have dreams that they never follow for one reason or another. Yep... an introspective on life's choices.


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