Singled Out: Big City Brian Wright's Lonesome, On'ry and Mean
I've never recorded a cover. But, I wanted to do one this first full length album. If I was ever gonna record one cover, this was it. "Lonesome On'ry And Mean" is my tribute to the late Waylon Jennings, written by an incredible songwriter, Steve Young ("Seven Bridges Road"). I was sitting in a '83 Jeep CJ-7 when I was 19 yrs old when I first heard Waylon's version.
It changed the world for me, musically, and signified the beginning of the "Outlaw Movement" in the 70s by Waylon & Willie Nelson and others. A period that I believe mirrors where we are now again in country music. Ironically, Steve Young was also born in my same small town of Newnan, Georgia.
When we cut this song, the band was having so much fun they actually played a whole two minutes extra in the studio. The music was so good, I couldn't edit it out. So, with the permission of Steve Young, I wrote another verse, the last one on here. It is a rebuttal to the direction of the copy cat attitude with big music labels.
If you have never liked country music, you will love "Lonesome, On'ry and Mean."
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!