the Buzz for August 14th, 2010


Bruce Robison — “The Good Life” (from His Greatest) — The

Kelly Willis — “Not Forgotten You” (from What I Deserve) — Not

When I was six years old, I attended my first concert, a Sylvia show. I remember singing along in the bleachers as she belted out her country classic “Nobody,” and over the past three decades, I have been to concerts by the likes of George Michael, Elton John, Chris Isaak, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, and pretty much every country act to cross the plains of Texas, including Tim McGraw, George Strait and Garth Brooks. But I have never been as excited for a concert as I am about the one that I am attending tonight. My favorite female singer of all time, Kelly Willis, is making a pit stop here in the Texas Panhandle for a charity event, and I will be there to hear every dulcet tone that drips from her lovely lips, and in honor of an event that I can finally cross of my bucket list, I give you these two songs. The first is from Bruce Robison (or, as he is affectionately known at my house, Mr. Kelly Willis), whose “Good Life” tells the story of a man drinking in a bar and missing his lady — typical country music fare, sure, but delivered in a way that only a Texas boy can. We already covered my all-time favorite Kelly Willis song earlier in the week, but “Not Forgotten You” — a tune that describes the process of getting over a bad breakup and the realization that one day it really does stop hurting — comes in a very close second. So as I take off for what is for sure to be an unforgettable night of music, take this opportunity to get to know Mr. and Mrs. Willis. I promise you won’t regret it.