Music Monday: Daughtry’s “Tennessee Line”

So after last week’s Music Monday, I was reminded of one of my favorite songs by rocker Chris Daughtry. I know, odd segue, but his sophomore album featured a song titled “Tennessee Line,” which grabbed my eye immediately, because, hello, Tennessee is my home. But I was even more intrigued by the fact the song features Vince Gill, who was one of my favorite singers growing up, and one of the very first major concerts I attended.

Yes, I listened to country when I was younger. I don’t any longer (I progressed from country to soft rock to pop rock to hard rock to metal), but there are songs that I still enjoy and appreciate, and “Tennessee Line” is a song that grows on me more and more every time I hear it. Vince Gill’s additional tenor makes for a lovely harmony, and the fiddle on this song, especially towards its end, reminds me that one simply doesn’t grow out of country. You can stop listening to it for a while, but when you’ve grown up where I did, melodies like this will always have a foothold on your heart.

“Tennessee Line” isn’t my absolute favorite Daughtry song, but it’s pretty high up there. Those listeners who are more familiar with Daughtry’s hard rock swagger may find themselves surprised to enjoy this (though how can you not enjoy the purity of his vocals?), and before long, you may find yourself singing along.

Like it? Love it? Hate it? Sound off below!

Reminder: Music Monday is about the music, not the videos. Videos are just the medium I’m using to share the music, and some videos aren’t actually videos at all. Enjoy the songs, but if YouTube forces you to watch some sort of advertisement before you can get to the music, please be patient.

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