George Strait & Alan Jackson Murder on Music Row Live at AT &T Stadium
Watch this very rare performance of top country giants, George Strait and Alan Jackson, singing together in a packed stadium! “Murder on Music Row” is a 1999 song written by Larry Cordle and Larry Shell. This song laments the rise of country pop and the accompanying decline of the traditional country music sound. This version of George Strait and Alan Jackson was not released officially as a single but it reach number 38 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The original Larry Cordle version was awarded the Song of the Year award at the 2000 International Bluegrass Music Awards. Enjoy this awesome country song!!!
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Murder On Music Row Lyrics
Nobody saw him running from sixteenth avenue.
They never found the fingerprint or the weapon that was used.
But someone killed country music, cut out its heart and soul.
They got away with murder down on music row.
The almighty dollar and the lust for worldwide fame
Slowly killed tradition and for that someone should hang
(oh, you tell them Alan).
They all say not guilty, but the evidence will show
That murder was committed down on music row.
For the steel guitars no longer cry and fiddles barely play,
But drums and rock ‘n roll guitars are mixed up in your face.
Old Hank wouldn’t have a chance on today’s radio
Since they committed murder down on music row.
They thought no one would miss it, once it was dead and gone
They said no one would buy them old drinking and cheating songs (I’ll still buy’em)
Well there ain’t no justice in it and the hard facts are cold
Murder’s been committed down on music row.
Oh, the steel guitars no longer cry and you can’t hear fiddles play
With drums and rock ‘n roll guitars mixed right up in your face
Why, the Hag, he wouldn’t have a chance on today’s radio
Since they committed murder down on music row
Why, they even tell the Possum to pack up and go back home
There’s been an awful murder down on music row.
Source: LyricFind Songwriters: Cordle / ShellMurder On Music Row lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, BMG Rights Management, Mdi Music Admin & Consultation
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