Welcome to The Music Vagabond blog. This blog will cover songs/albums/artists that span over several different genres, though admittedly, it’ll probably be about 90% (or more) Country, because that is the genre I’m most at home with. I feel like the creation of this blog has been a long time coming. I’ve written for several other country music blogs, including Country Music Matters and For The Country Record, and really enjoyed it. I’m a writer by nature and write about all different kinds of things (if you check the pages on this site you’ll find three blogs!), and for the most part I really enjoy it. I never thought I’d start my own music blog because I was quite content writing for others and let’s be real, do we really need ANOTHER music blog?! I felt like there were plenty of blogs around and therefore never felt the need to start one myself…. That all changed recently.
I tend to be a bit wordier than the average Joe and as a result, I feel most at home on platforms that allow more content, rather than word count gouging and less content. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t be starting this blog had For The Country Record not shut down, as it allowed me to write as much as I wanted without constantly worrying about maximum word counts, but alas, it did and here we are. Of course, I understand that it’s incredibly hard to get people to read more than 100 words these days (I find that incredibly sad) and that the smaller blogs have to lessen their word volume in order to compete with the larger blogs, but I also believe that if a person cares about the subject on which you’re writing, they’ll read the whole thing no matter how long it is. The good thing about this blog is that I don’t plan on trying to compete with anyone else and I don’t really care if only a few or even just one person reads this. I write because I enjoy it, plain and simple. I have no fantasies about making money doing it. So let’s just have fun, shall we?
This blog will include reviews (on songs/singles/albums), features on artists and videos, probably some opinion posts, and just some fun features, mainly on Country music, but will also include a few other genres. I’ll pretty much cover whatever takes my fancy in the music world. ;) I hope you join me for the fun!
**** Fun fact: The name of this blog was inspired by a Miranda Lambert song, “Highway Vagabond”, from her latest record The Weight of These Wings. ****