Saturday, September 19, 2009

I Swear, If Tomorrow Never Comes is a Country Song



This blog post has nothing to do with Kevin Skinner winning America's got talent with his version of Garth Brooks's, If Tomorrow Never comes.

It has to do with Pop Radio in New Zealand and New Zealand's music Journalist's failure to give any credit to Garth Brooks for his song.

For those of you who read this blog from the USA, you may not know that there is an Irish Pop singer called Ronan Keating who did a cover version of If Tomorrow Never Comes a few years ago, it became a huge hit here. Unfortunately music critics here, the pop press, either lied and said Ronan Keating wrote the song, or never mentioned that Keating's version was a cover.

Even on a reality TV show, when contestants pick a song and a artist to cover, the host went on and on to this contestant saying, "Ronan Keating would be proud of what you have done to his song" He also went on to say that Keating is a great writer of songs.

So the Following is to New Zealand music Journos.

If Tomorrow Never comes is a country song, the Lyrics were written by Garth Brooks in 1986 and he teamed up with Kent Blazy in 1989 who wrote the music to go with he Lyrics.

I swear is also a country song, along with I can love you like that and I love the way you love me.

When you say nothing at all, is also a country song.

Leann Womack, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Leeann Rimes are country artists.

The song Amazed is a country song.

Its one thing to totally rubbish a form of music, its another thing to take such a country classic as Garth Brooks's If Tomorrow Never comes, and give credit to the watered down, manfactured, ear candy, pop version, which Ronan Keating sung and Radio in New Zealand Loved.

Please just do more research next time.

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