Neighborly Drama

I cannot seem to catch a break as of late. Baseball is in a weird place in the world, constant vehicle issues, and now I have to deal with my neighbors every single day of my life. Neighbors have to be one of the worst things in the world, and I have absolutely no idea what to do to fix any of it. There is a massive field with long grass separating me and one of my neighbors. I don’t think the field has been cut or trimmed even once. All the garbage and shit that resides in the field, you never know what you may find.

The neighbor on the other side of that field is a total asshole, and I’m pretty sure he is the owner of the field. He leaves shit everywhere, which normally would bother me, but around his home is exactly like the field in between, never cut or trimmed, and it seems he hasn’t showered in months. I went to a tag sale he had recently, and it was disgusting the smells that came from him. Have you ever eaten Taco Bell and it didn’t quite agree with you? Yeah, think about that, and picture my neighbor prancing around trying to sell crap to strangers. It should honestly be illegal, and he shouldn’t be able to be around the general public at all. And even HE doesn’t compare to my other neighbor.

My other neighbor lives right in front of me, and is always hanging around in my space. At least he cuts his grass a bit more often, so its not so bad, but I’d almost rather he didn’t. He “waters” his grass all of the time and for some reason, I happen to be watching him every single time. He isn’t shy at all, and has to be in and out of everyone’s business. His hair is also always a mess, like he doesn’t care how he looks one bit. He doesn’t normally smell, but everytime the mailwoman on our street comes by she looks at him grossed out.

When he gets excited about something and you’re talking to him, he has a tendency of spitting in your face. Instead of just being normal, he’s gotta shoot what he’s talking about right at your face. You almost need a towel when you’re talking to him like that just to wipe your face after. And even after all of this, there are many women that STILL go over and hang out with him. They must get sick of it though, because after an hour or so of them talking, usually they’re out the door. I’ve actually talked to a few of them myself, and the few that spend the night actually say he sleeps straight up all night, and it makes sleeping with him super uncomfortable. Good thing is, I guess I’m a bit more tolerable since I’m much more chill.

Now, I’m not a stand up neighbor all the time, but i’m a product of the 2 around me. If they dont cut their grass, normally mine won’t get cut either. There is no point in mowing my lawn, if my neighbors don’t care to do it often enough. But all I really do is just hang out, and I still have more important jobs than they do, and work far harder to make a living. The frustration is mounting, and i’m not exactly sure what to do. I’m really contemplating sacking up and laying it out exactly how it is, they are the worst neighbors ever. 

Thank you all for reading a short story about my balls. Have a great day!


Trucks Gone Wild Is Fucking Awesome

“Trucks Gone Wild” is absolutely as great as you would expect. Do you like lifted trucks? Do you care how much they cost? (If you say yes, please stop reading) Do you like tits? Then go to this fucking event. If you live in the south, Maine, or Saskatchewan, Canada, you might have at least heard of Trucks Gone Wild. Drivers of Trucks Gone Wild include Dennis, Ryan, Weston Anderson (yes Grave Digger Anderson), and Scott Sweat of the No Sweat Mega Truck. Randy Oakley of “Vermonster” (who got me into mud bogging) and Keith Spiker with the “Hammerhead” mega truck. The man behind the madness is Matt Steele.

           Steele started with just basic truck events but then started recording them and promoting new events. He has since been to multiple countries and all over America to put on events. The biggest hot spot for the culture, though, is Florida and Georgia. Steele has grown the sport so much that they have a show, “Dirty Mudder Truckers,” on Discovery. Although the show doesn’t capture the magic of attending a mud bog, it gives you a chance to meet some of the fastest trucks and biggest names in the sport.

           How would I describe TGW? Well, everything is consuming alcohol, from the trucks to the people. It’s the one place where someone can roll up with a $100,000 truck pulling a $100,000 camper with a $100,000 mega truck and be parked next to two pile of crap rust bucket trucks that a junkyard would turn away and two $20 Walmart tents as the sleeping area, but the two groups will be best friends by the end of the night. You wake up and start drinking, go over and watch the mega trucks, and then come back and drink more. In fact, most people don’t even stop at that point. Dogs and kids are welcome, although it isn’t exactly family-friendly to the average suburban living family. Any without a sense of humor shouldn’t go; anyone who is judgmental, don’t go. You are really being thrown into a world that takes a special type of person to enjoy, but there really is no better fun if you do enjoy it.

In Maine, the campground is just a massive farm field with port-o-potties setup. No running water, no showers. To cool ourselves down, we drove down the road to a massive river and went swimming. The Androscoggin River was deep enough to swim in without touching but calm enough where you weren’t worried about being pulled away, and it was a common spot for the locals to go. For lunch, we made sandwiches, nothing fancy. If you wanted to drop a few bucks, vendors sold lobster rolls and other stuff like that. At night there was a concert featuring the up-and-coming rap ground North Woods Outlaws.

           Got a quad or side by side? Your allowed to rip them around the campground all night. There’re no quiet hours, but no one cares. If you want to literally not sleep the entire weekend… don’t. It’s fucking wild, and I would highly encourage anyone to go visit. I’ll attach the website below and the recap video from the event I went to. If you like having a good time, I VERY VERY highly suggest checking out the boys from Trucks Gone Wild. Tell Matt Steel you heard about it from me first.


Justin Moore Releases “Straight Outta the Country” and We Reviewed (and loved) It

           First off, let me just say that I’m so fucking hyped for this album. My new best friend and (not to flex) but Justin Moore’s tour manager, JR, keeps saying that if this isn’t my new favorite Justin Moore album, then I need to message him. JR, we both know that I’m stupid enough to do anything with a few beers in me. With that being said, I will be typing this article live as I hear the songs for the first time. Going into the album, the smash hit “We Didn’t Have Much” and “She Ain’t Mine No More” have already been released, along with an acoustic version of “We Didn’t Have Much.” That leaves just five songs to be released at midnight on April 23rd. “Consecutive Days Alive” was performed on the Livestream from April 17th, so I have heard it, but not the studio version, just the live version. The song that excites me the most is the cover track “Straight Outta the Country,” written by Hardy.

A Hardy-written Justin Moore song might be the dream song for me, but I suppose we will find out at midnight. No pressure, but if this song disappoints me, I might plunge into a depression that I will never recover from. My favorite artist and my favorite songwriter teaming up and failing might just be the biggest lie I’ve felt in my life. The remaining songs include “Hearing Things,” “More Than Me,” and “You Keep Getting Me Drunk.” Without further a due, here is my official review of “Straight Outta The Country.”

Hearing Things

           Based on titles alone, I wasn’t very excited for this song. I’m not sure why I doubt Justin sometimes, but I always do, and he always makes me look like a fool. “Hearing Things” reminds me a lot of “Country Again” by Thomas Rhett because it’s about how Moore moves to a city and fucking hates it but is doing it for the money.

“‘Cause I’m losing mine, I think I’m going crazy, hearing things in my head life.

 Truck tires rolling on a gravel road, AM static on the radio

 Pine trees swinging and singing when the wind blows, I swear I’m hearing things like

 Muddy water rippling on the riverbank, the lonesome whistle of a midnight train

 It sounds crazy, I know, but I’m hearing things, and they’re calling me home”

           It’s the idea that although the city has more money, it isn’t worth giving up the lifestyle that country folk know and love. This is a roll the windows down and feel-good song. If you are driving past a farm, let the smell of cow shit fill the cab of your pickup. It is a song that says summer, and it’s a great kickoff to a great album.

Consecutive Days Alive

           As I had mentioned, I had already heard this song on the Livestream Justin Moore did a few weeks ago. Like “She Ain’t Mine No More,” this song is a song that I didn’t really love until I heard it in the collection of songs. But damn, I love it. This song, to me, sounds like it might be the radio follow-up to “We Didn’t Have Much” if this short album gets another single. The song is essentially a song saying that Moore has lived a life, taken many risks, done stuff he might not be proud of. Still, he is just happy to break his record for consecutive days alive at the end of the day—two songs in and two fantastic new songs.

We Didn’t Have Much

           This is the current radio single, sitting in the low twenties on the radio chart when I wrote this. It’s a very nostalgic song, talking about how simple life was when he didn’t have much. It then talks about how he realized that he loved the simplicity that he didn’t think he loved when he went off to try to get more money and improve his life. It’s a song about enjoying what you have despite your financial standing because the grass isn’t always greener.

She Ain’t Mine No More.

           An excellent old Justin Moore heartbreak song. What would a Justin Moore album be without a heartbreak song? As mentioned just a few songs ago, I wasn’t a massive fan of this song as a teaser, but now that I have the entire collection, it is growing on me. Moore sees his ex at a bar and very clearly isn’t over her, as seeing her triggers all these feelings of not having her anymore. However, it’s also clear that the girl is over him because she is partying it up and having a great time: a classic breakup song and another great one.

More Than Me

           This song is good; however, I admit that since I’m not a dad, I don’t feel like I’m the best person to review this song. I enjoy that it’s acoustic, and I think it’s a fucking great song to sing about kids. I do want to point out one little thing, is Justin Moore throwing some shade at his Razorbacks with the line, “Hope you get to see the hometown team win a little more than me?” We might be the first to call out the beef between the Arkansas Razorbacks and Justin Moore. Are you going to take that Sam Pitman? On a serious note, though, another great song, just one I don’t feel I can genuinely appreciate at this stage in my life.

Straight Outta the Country

           I have great news; I don’t have to do anything dramatic. I was so fucking nervous when I heard Justin Moore and Hardy had a song together. Obviously, it’s no secret Justin Moore is my favorite artist, and Hardy being my favorite writer/one of my favorite artists, it’s a combo I have wanted for a long time. “Straight Outta the Country” fucking slaps. It’s a bonfire song, it’s a song you jam to with the windows down, it’s a song you should always just listen to. To say it’s the best quality song on the album might not be fair, but it’s the best song that you want to crack a cold one to on a Friday night. Thank you, Hardy and Justin Moore, for putting out a song that I can listen to constantly on repeat forever. If anyone has an issue with it, they can go back to the city.

You Keep Getting Me Drunk

           For some reason, when I first heard this song, I didn’t think of this as a breakup song; I thought of it of it like an “I Can’t Love You Back” by Easton Corbin where the girl died. I don’t think this is the song’s meaning, but I got the feeling that the girl left more suddenly than a breakup. Then Moore just wanted to wake up and drink his feelings away because he didn’t get closure and never will. Again, this is probably not at all what Moore meant by this song. Still, the interpretation of it for me almost gives it another layer. A sadder song to finish off the album; it still is a great one.

           So that’s the “Straight Outta the Country” recap. It has seven great, really quality songs, plus an acoustic song. I wish Justin would put out another album with fifteen songs at once, but at the same time with “Late Nights and Longnecks,” and now this one, I’m wondering if these short and sweet albums improve the quality of the music. I mean, Luke Combs last album had twenty-three songs on it, and I have thirteen of them downloaded. Not to say the other ten are bad songs, but they just aren’t as good, in my opinion.

Justin Moore seems like he has found a formula that works. He has a few breakup songs, a few drinking songs, a few country anthems, and bam, that’s an album. Justin doesn’t need a bunch of shitty radio generic love songs; he doesn’t necessarily have something for everyone. I think Justin accepted that he isn’t going to catch George Strait for the most #1 songs of all time, so his attitude is fuck it, I’ll do what I want and be happy with my discography. For his fanbase, that is precisely what we want. Don’t lie to us, don’t give us shit, give us music that’ll make country artists from the 90’s proud.


“Outlaw in Me” by Brantley Gilbert is one of the most underrated songs… ever

           I heard a song on shuffle that is probably one of the most underrated songs I know of. Yes, I understand that every artist has a few underrated songs. This song is probably the most underrated song by the second most underrated artist in the game. I think I would have to give Justin Moore and his eight number one hits the most underrated, but Brantley Gilbert with his six are right behind Moore. I think both are similar in terms of crowd, Brantley Gilbert is southern rock, and Justin Moore is southern rock meets traditional country. His current single is “Hard Days,” which seems like it might be sliding off the chart, which is bullshit because it’s a hit. That song will have its own article soon, but since it still could regain some momentum and continue its charge up the charts, I’ll hold off. However, a song that won’t be a radio single at this point, and it probably wouldn’t be a hit because the radio sucks, is “Outlaw in Me.”

           If you don’t know this song, go fucking listen to it right now. The song just starts with a simple guitar riff, nothing fancy, nothing overpowering. Basically, picture a shirtless guy and a girl lying on the couch together. The girl asks the guy about his scars, and he basically says I don’t want to talk about it. The song’s premise is that the girl understands everything wrong with the guy, all his outlaw ways, but that’s what she loves about him. She is a girl that understands what she has and is ok with it. However, she is also a badass, and she wants to hang with the guy. She understands that the guy is who he is, but he will unconditionally love her despite his flaws.

           The message is very Brantley Gilbert. It isn’t anything overpowering, but it just fucking hits. The type of guy reading this has that rebel heart, and he doesn’t give a shit about norms. He has made a few mistakes, some he might regret, some he might not, but fuck, he isn’t sorry for any of them. I know personally, my girlfriend knows that I’m not the flowers and cuddling type guy, but the fact that I stay with her and am loyal to her every day is my way of saying I love you. Is it right? Maybe not, but it’s just who I am as a person. This song makes me feel something, which is something that Brantley is very good at, making songs that make outlaws feel.

           This article is pretty short, and I apologize for that. I think that everyone should just go listen to the song instead of listening to me ramble. Brantley Gilbert is fucking amazing, and although he might not get the respect he deserves, he puts on a hell of a live show. He can mix songs like “Outlaw in Me” with songs like “Bottoms Up” or “Hell on Wheels,” and it’s fucking amazing. Go give my boy BG some love; this won’t be the last time you hear about him on this site because he is one of the best out there.


Yee Yee takes on Pit Viper in a Battle of the Redneck Brands!

February 23rd, 2021 is a day that may live in redneck infamy. For those who don’t know, Granger Smith owns Yee Yee apparel, a clothing line based on his alter ego, Earl Dibbles Jr. Although Yee Yee apparel isn’t a super well-known brand, I have run into a few people here and there that wear it loud and proud. The brand has over 460k followers on Instagram, so while it might not be the biggest brand, it isn’t small by any means. The brand is supported by videos that are posted by Earl Dibble Jr. on YouTube,

Everyone knows Pit Vipers. If you don’t know what Pit Viper is, you live under a rock. Love them or hate them, I love them; Pit Vipers are a trend that is sweeping the nation. Like mullets and IROC Camaros, the Pits are a staple of the ’80s and deserve the comeback. Pit Viper has 623k followers on Instagram, which really isn’t much more than the Yee Yee page. So going back to February 23rd, Yee Yee decided to make a bold move. The following is a “transcript” of what went down.

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The perfect marriage was on the verge of being born. Yee Yee is a staple of crazy rednecks everywhere, as are Pit Vipers. I would have bought 12 pairs if they came out; I can already imagine ripping through the countryside with a cold Bud Light in hand, mullet flowing out the back of my Justin Moore cowboy hat, ass crack hanging out, and Yee Yee Pit Vipers on my face. However, that wasn’t meant to be, as Pit Viper then did this.

This leads me to a few various issues. First off, who do I side with? I love my Pit Vipers, they are a little overpriced for the quality, but they are just a fun gimmick that makes Karen’s judge you. I love my Yee Yee hat, too though, I threw a fishing hook on it, and it is probably the best-looking hat I have. Sure, I can’t work in it because the sweat stains are terrible, but besides that, it is super comfortable. I think that the two working together would make all the sense in the world; most Pit Viper wearers are either frat guys, hicks, or members of Alpha Gamma Rho, I am all of the above. Travis Denning is often on Instagram wearing his Pits, which are the same exact color as mine, I got mine first Travis. Still, Granger Smith is a great artist I like, and Earl Dibbles Jr. is someone who I wouldn’t want to be on their bad side. Yee Yee joked about making their own glasses, and I could actually see that happening. It just doesn’t make sense to me when the marriage would be so easy.

I won’t ever say go buy something if I don’t own it and like it. I genuinely like both products. Pit Vipers absolutely make a statement, and if you’re reading this, you want that statement to be made. Yee Yee makes a statement as well, although they are much more subtle in the delivery. Both of these products pull off some kind of redneck or white trash culture, and here that is precisely what we want to celebrate.


That isn’t country…

“That isn’t country.” How many times have you heard a song and had someone with you say that? Probably anytime artists like Luke Bryan have come on. The truth of the matter is no artist is safe from this, as even Kane Brown doesn’t think Johnny Cash or Merle Haggard is country. Here at “Beats, Beer, and Bonfires” we aren’t going to try to decide what country music is because the reality of the genre is that it isn’t one genre anymore. Ryan Upchurch and a few others have recently created country rap. Luke Bryan is probably the king of pop-country. Justin Moore recently has turned to a traditional 90’s sound. That is only the tip of the iceberg, as bluegrass, Texas, outlaw, and Americana are all subgenres under the country umbrella. To judge if a song is country here, we are looking for just a straightforward thing. Does the song tell a story related to the everyday blue-collar worker? This might seem like a simple thing to accomplish; however, it is something that a lot of artists miss the mark on right now.

           First off, people will be pissed off sometimes on this site. Artists such as Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, and Florida Georgia Line will be recognized as country artists. This does absolutely not mean we are calling them George Strait because that isn’t the case. The case is that as gimmicky as some of their songs can be, they do attempt to make music that can be related to blue-collar folks. (More to follow) This doesn’t mean that everything on the radio today is country. For example, Dan and Shay don’t make songs for blue-collar people; they make it for pop radio. (See more about this here) We aren’t going to produce articles that slander the names of artists we don’t think are country. Dan and Shay are amazing singers, but they aren’t country. That’s why we are making separate sections for separate subgenres. Wanna read about George Jones but not Morgan Wallen? Then just go to the classic country section. The reality is that we can’t drive the genre, but we are going to separate what we think is good from what we don’t like. It’s up to you to separate the content you like and read that.

           Now that we have decided what is and isn’t country, we will determine what are and are not good country songs. “Chillin it” by Cole Swindell isn’t a George Strait song. We recognize that, but if you have never driven in your pickup truck with the windows down jamming to that song, then you haven’t listened to it the right way. This is a country song that is a jam. It might be checklisty and pander to a specific audience, but that’s ok because sometimes those songs are what we need in life. “Dirt Road Anthem” is a country song with a rap in it, but around a bonfire, it is what you want to hear. No one ever says this, so I am going to; ITS OK TO LIKE COUNTRY JAMS. Sometimes you aren’t in the mood for a song like “Hurt” by Johnny Cash because you don’t want to be sad. Music needs balance, and many of the best jams today are the ones that people often say isn’t country. So finally, this is someone saying, go out in your truck, crank up whatever your guilty pleasure is (Mine is Thomas Rhett), and jam out because it is ok.

           The other part of country music, and the ones that all the people who claim nothing else, but this is country, is the real storytelling songs. My current favorite example of this is “Maggie’s Song” by Chris Stapleton. If you have ever had a dog that you love die, and you want to have feelings, go listen to “Maggie’s Song.” Another example of this “Die from a Broken Heart” by Maddie and Tae. It has all the elements of an excellent traditional country song, from the instrumentals to the heartbreak story and the detail in the writing. These songs are designed to make you feel closer to George Strait than Florida Georgia Line. “Remember When” by Alan Jackson is a love song. Still, it isn’t a song like “Worship you” by Kane Brown, which is just over the top and is about putting a girl above religion. Jackson sings a song about nostalgia and the natural growth of a relationship. He tells a story about two people growing up together, getting married, breaking each other’s hearts, and mending that. Then they have kids, grow old together, and are celebrating life. That is a country love song.

           Country music is different for every person, and that is what is up for you to decide. Do you think that Ryan Upchurch, rapping about growing up in rural America, is country, despite hip hop beats and delivery? Do you believe that nothing is country after the turn of the century? Do you agree with me and think that Luke Bryan is country, just not cut from the same cloth as the widely regarded greatest country artists? We are not here to tell you what is and isn’t country; we are here to support the music and artists we love. Right now, country music is at a historical crossroad, and the artists that audiences really stream online, and support are the ones that might start the next country music generation.


Introducing Ozora Farms

Artists today are trying to look for ways to make profits in ways besides music. Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and Dierks Bentley, among other things, have opened restaurants and put out alcohol to make money. However, some artists don’t have that sort of brand yet to pull off, so they look at other ways to have a side hustle. Jon Langston started pushing his farm, Ozora Farm, on Instagram last April, as an outdoor escape for his family, friends, and other recognizable names. He sells merchandise for the farm, with donations from that going to the Live to Hunt foundation. The Ozora Farm is a fantastic way for country artists to get out into nature, show off their outdoorsman skills, and increase their creditability as country people.

Jon Langston isn’t on the fast track to success like some artists seem to have been lately, and that is a shame for fans of rock-influenced country music. Langston started making music in 2013 when he played small bars and frat parties and has been organically growing a loyal fanbase from his experiences. He released songs like “All Eyes on Us” and “Right Girl Wrong Time,” which are both really good but never really made any noise since they were released independently.

Finally, Luke Bryan came along and offered Langston a record deal, so his music could be more widely heard. The debut single under Bryan’s label was “Now You Know,” which peaked in the mid-’30s but is an absolute jam. His follow-up single, “Happy Ever After,” is another rock-influenced song but should be able to get higher than his last single. Langston has released songs here and there, but his fans really crave the full-length album, which will hopefully come out in 2021.

Ozora Farms first popped up on Instagram last April, about a month into the pandemic. At first, the page posted about merch, but soon after, Langston started showing pictures of the game he killed on the farm. He has killed turkey, coyote, deer, and duck throughout the past eight months while also catching bass in the pond on the farm. The progress of goats and ducks that Langston grew has been documented as well. Langston looks to continue to grow the Ozora Farm brand, and as his music career progresses, it will be cool to see what the farm can become.

Although we couldn’t find exactly where the farm is located, multiple pictures were tagged with Tennessee. As a result, it seems like Langston should have plenty of special guests drop by, and he hasn’t disappointed. Morgan Wallen was the first artist to appear on the Ozora Farm Instagram page. Wallen had a beer in hand and a fire in the background. A few days later, Travis Denning and Mitchell Tenpenny were at the farm, unsuccessfully turkey hunting. In the music video for “Damn, I Need a Dirt Road” (a great song) featuring Langston at the Farm. The members of Lanco stopped by at one point to hang out recently as well. With the farm being in Tennessee, expect to see more stars head out to the farm as well.

2020 seemed to be the year of collaboration on social media. TikTok stars have the hype house where they get together and make videos together. Some Nashville-based artists came together to form the 615 house, where they do the same thing. However, likely, none of them will actually have successful careers besides their online following. As a fan of people who do the things I do, I want to see the Ozora Farm turn into something like that. I want to see Travis Denning fishing and Langston out hunting deer. I want to see Morgan Wallen fishing by day and shotgunning beers by night. Music is much more enjoyable when you support genuine people you feel you know on a more interment level. Good work Jon Langston and keep up the excellent work. Below you can take a look at the farm in the music video for “Damn I Need a Dirt Road.”


Houston Bernard Is Keeping Traditional Country Alive

            The following information is straight from a Houston Bernard press release. I didn’t write any of it, but I feel comfortable sharing it because I have seen Bernard live and think he is fantastic. Bernard played in the Comix Roadhouse at Mohegan Sun a few years back. Anyone could tell by his stage presence and how well he entertained that he just didn’t fit into playing a small bar. Bernard belongs on bigger stages, and I enjoy seeing how he works his way up. I was sold when he started playing Cody Johnson, who is a more prominent name now, but at the time was a hidden gem from Texas. His latest song, “People We Are,” is a super relatable song; anyone who reads this page knows about the hardworking grassroots people Bernard is singing about. Enjoy the rest of the information from Houston and listen to his entire discography.

“I write a lot of my own music but I’m always open to recording others and when my manager asked me to listen to this song I knew it was right for me,” HOUSTON BERNARD says of his latest track, “People We Are,” which was released today due to growing demand and after the song’s popularity on Social Media.  After sharing clips of the single on TikTok and other social media channels, Bernard began to see a growing number of fans sharing, requesting, and relating to the song. “People We Are” is written by Kim Penz (Lady Luck Publishing) and Cole Taylor (Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell) The single was produced in Nashville with Bill McDermott (George Strait, Tim McGraw, Vince Gill, Billy Currington, etc)  “To me this story upholds all the philosophies and ethics of the Bernard family, growing up on the farm in Oklahoma generation after generation my Dad’s family was all about these standards: Doing the right thing, being self-sufficient, living within their means, and building something that will stand the test of time.” The song is now available worldwide on all streaming platforms and was added to New Music Nashville Spotify Editorial Playlist.  Listen to “People We Are” here. 

“People We Are” has that traditional country music sound, with relatable lyrics and catchy hooks, such as “We’re a little bit of hell yeah, and a little bit of amen” and, “a whole lot of work hard and throw in a little bit of playing.” Bernard is no stranger to hard work. His family, originally from Norman, Oklahoma grew up on a farm and were also musicians. “My dad told me that when he was growing up on the farm, they were still using an outhouse when he was a small boy and eventually putting their own plumbing and electricity in the home. They had a large farm in Norman Oklahoma. It was a small community at the time and my father was still going to a one-room schoolhouse. It seems like that would be 100 years ago but it was not.”

This isn’t the first time the Boston based singer-songwriter has achieved success through social media or radio. Bernard’s first single, “American Dream” charted on both New Music Weekly and Music Row and held the #1 spot on radio in the central region for 6 weeks on New Music Weekly. The music video was featured on CMT, and news outlet Country Rebel. That video can be seen on YouTube

Houston Bernard is already carving a path to success, having already released a number of popular singles. The talented singer offers a blend of relatable lyrics, powerhouse vocals, and a touch of twang. Several of those singles have been nominated for The New England Country Awards and the Josie Awards.

As Bernard continues to grow a loyal fanbase, his ultimate goal is to perform at the Grand Ole Opry and Stagecoach Festival, as well as to tour nationally. Houston has shared bills with country superstars like Luke Bryan, Old Dominion, Granger Smith, Montgomery Gentry, Marshall Tucker Band, and Clint Black.

With his previous releases, Bernard has already accumulated over 450k+ streams and is looking to break that number with this song. “I’m proud to carry the same hard work ethic and outlook into my life and music. Quality over quantity and I’m proud to represent the Bernard family and I think this song does just that. I’m hoping others will connect with it as I have and I’m blessed every day to be able to share my music with anyone who will listen.”  And people are listening. In fact, New England Country Music Blog said Bernard is on the fast track to becoming a contender for great country music today. His sound, a little bit country, a little bit rock-n-roll, has attitude and depth.”

Follow Houston on his musical journey on his various socials, including InstagramSpotifyFacebook, and Apple Music.