When I heard Kenny Chesney sing "Me and You" back in the 90's, I got turned back on to country music, and I also turned the radio on once again. I hated rap, hip-hop, and all that other noise they were calling music, but I wanted to listen to the radio. Kenny got me turned on, once again.
When I was growing up, country music was called either bluegrass or hillbilly music, and everyone who heard either of those two terms knew exactly what they meant. One was down home instrumental music with great emphasis on the banjo and lots of pickin', and hillbilly simply meant singers with a twang and lots of nasality. Think Hank Williams, Sr., Hank Snow, George Jones, Webb Pierce, a young Dolly Parton, Porter Wagner, Skeeter Davis, Kitty Wells, Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell. Even the names fit the mode.
Mike DeVita makes his home in Baltimore, Maryland, where he has lived for most of his life.