Country DNA

by Aaron Vance

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Aaron Vance's accomplished premier project, "Country DNA", harkens back to the greats he loved while maintaining the energy and crackle of "life right now!" Written and recorded in Nashville in late Summer, 2013, it hangs ten confidently on the leading edge of the New Traditional Country wave!

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released August 31, 2013

1. Country DNA
(A. Vance, W. Newton, H. Newman/Aaron Vance Music, ASCAP/Rope a Note Music, BMI/Windy Holler Music, ASCAP)

2. In the Same Boat Now
(A. Vance, W. Newton, H. Newman/Aaron Vance Music, ASCAP/Rope a Note Music, BMI/Windy Holler Music, ASCAP)

3. Walking Down Broadway
(M. Loudermilk, H. Newman/Love em or Leave em Songs, BMI/Windy Holler Music, ASCAP)

4. This Man's Love
(A. Vance, H. Newman/Aaron Vance Music, ASCAP/Windy Holler Music, ASCAP)

5. A Little Mo' Better
(A. Vance/Aaron Vance Music, ASCAP/Windy Holler Music, ASCAP)

6. Never Been to Mexico
(R. Newman, A. Raitiere/Windy Holler Music, ASCAP/One Tooth Productions, BMI)


Bob Williams: Guitars and Mandolin
Steve Holland: Drums
Dow Tomlin: Bass
Hal Newman: Piano and Organ
Nick Sharp, Hal Newman, Aaron Vance: Background Vocals


Produced by Hal & Rachel Newman for Windy Holler Productions, 821 19th Ave., S., Nashville, TN 37203

TN 37203
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Kyle Hershman at Studio 19, Nashville, TN 37203

Design: Cody Newman
Cover Photo: Marie Rogers

"Special thanks to Joseph Rogers, Agricultural Science Teacher at Mantachie High School, Mantachie, MS for the use of his tractor and photo shoot locale."

Songs: Copyrights listed above.
Sound recording: Copyright 2013, Aaron Vance Music/Windy Holler Music, Nashville, TN

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Singing son of Mississippi, Aaron Vance, is poised confidently on the leading edge of New Traditional Country Music. Born on Christmas Day, he is an undeniably gifted artist whose time has come! Telling true stories with true feeling, Aaron Vance is alive and well in Music City! ... more

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Track Name: Country DNA
Country DNA

1st verse: Take a look at me, tell me what you see
Do you see color do you see Country?
I was raised up on a dirt road
Never been rich always been poor
Cowboy boots and torn-up jeans
A dirty ball cap hell yeah that’s me
With that Fender guitar in my hand
Moanin’ the blues like a ramblin’ man

Chorus: I got country DNA
I know how to work and know how to play
Look you in the eye with a firm handshake
Yes sir no ma’am is what we say
I thank the Lord that I was raised this way
I got country DNA.

2nd verse: I got red white and blue blood runnin’ through my veins
I fell in love with the homecoming queen
Short romance didn’t last but a day
Sure felt good rollin’ in the hay
I got a shot gun and a fishin’ pole
I know how to use ‘em bless my soul
Mississippi born Mississippi bred
I’ll be this way til the day I’m dead.

(Chorus)

Bridge: Grandpa passed it down to me
I learned Hank Williams on his knee.
Daddy was a preacher-man
Taught me to be the best I can!


(Chorus)

(Chorus)


Writers: Aaron Vance, Hal Newman & Wood Newton,
©11/5/2012, Aaron Vance Music, ASCAP/Windy Holler Music, ASCAP/Rope A Note Music, BMI
Track Name: In the Same Boat Now
IN THE SAME BOAT NOW

THIS COUNTRY IS A MELTING POT
I THINK SOME PEOPLE JUST FORGOT
EVERYBODY CAME FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE
KIN FOLKS SAILED FROM ACROSS THE SEA
TO BUILD A BETTER LIFE FOR YOU AND ME
EVERY FAMILY'S GOT A TALE TO TELL

ONCE THERE WAS A PREACHER MAN
CAME FROM DOWN IN ALABAM
ALWAYS KEPT HIS HAND UPON THE PLOW
THESE VERY WORDS CAME FROM HIS LIP
WE MAY HAVE ALL COME ON DIFFERENT SHIPS… BUT
WE'RE IN THE SAME BOAT NOW
IN THE SAME BOAT NOW,
IN THE SAME BOAT NOW
WE MAY HAVE ALL COME ON DIFFERENT SHIPS
BUT WE'RE IN THE SAME BOAT NOW

WHERE WOULD WE ALL BE TODAY
IF MARTIN HADN'T TURNED THE PAGE
WHEN SO MANY SAID THAT HE WAS WRONG
IF PEACE AND LOVE WAS THE WAY
WE LIVED THIS LIFE EVERY DAY
ALL GOD'S CHILDREN WOULD LEARN TO GET ALONG

THERE ONCE WAS A PREACHER MAN
CAME FROM DOWN IN ALABAM
ALWAYS KEPT HIS HAND UPON THE PLOW
THESE VERY WORDS CAME FROM HIS LIP
WE MAY HAVE ALL COME ON DIFFERENT SHIPS… BUT
WE'RE IN THE SAME BOAT NOW
IN THE SAME BOAT NOW,
IN THE SAME BOAT NOW
WE MAY HAVE ALL COME ON DIFFERENT SHIPS
BUT WE'RE IN THE SAME BOAT NOW
IN THE SAME BOAT NOW,
IN THE SAME BOAT NOW
WE MAY HAVE ALL COME ON DIFFERENT SHIPS
BUT WE'RE IN THE SAME BOAT NOW

Writers: Wood Newton, Aaron Vance & Hal Newman
Rope A Note Music, BMI / Aaron Vance Music, ASCAP / Windy Holler Music, ASCAP ©2013
Track Name: Walking Down Broadway
Walking Down Broadway


There’s always the making of a song goin’ on
Walking down Broadway
You’re never alone and you feel at home
Walking down Broadway
Always music in the air, funky people everywhere
You’ll find me there
Walking down Broadway

Had a little girl, she broke my heart
Walking down Broadway
Gonna lose these blues before they start
Walking down Broadway
I’ll get over her in time
Won’t be long and I’ll be fine
Just as long as I’m
Walking down Broadway

Ain’t no place I’d rather be
Music City Tennessee

Ain’t nobody out of style
Walking down Broadway
Can’t make a frown with a big old smile
Walking down Broadway
Hear the shufflin’ of the feet
There’s a rhythm to the beat
It’s my favorite street
Walking down Broadway



Copyright 2013, Hal Newman, Windy Holler Music, ASCAP
Mike Loudermilk, Love Em or Leave Em Songs, BMI
Track Name: This Man's Love
This Man’s Love


I been touched by emotions
But not like this before
So when I say I love you
I mean forevermore
You may think I’m crazy, baby
But lately, you’re in my every thought
What I feel is the real thing
And I’m willing to pay the cost

This man’s love
Is here for the taking
I know you been praying
For me to come along
This man’s love
Is flowing like a river
Rolling on forever
It’s a love so strong
This man’s love

Such a beautiful woman
Could surely have it all
Summer in the mountains
The seashore in the fall
I may not have money, honey
But money can’t fill the lonely nights
Take this love I offer you
It’s true, deep and wide.

(Chorus X2)


Writers: Aaron Vance and Hal Newman
Copyright 2013, Aaron Vance Music, ASCAP/Windy Holler Music, ASCAP
Track Name: A Little Mo' Better
A Little Mo' Better

1st verse: It's been a long work week
The boss been on my back
Forklift broke down
I been unloadin' trucks with a pallet jack
The other feller, he didn't come in
He called in sick I bet he was whiskey bent
All that hard work is gonna pay off
When they label me one day the brand new shift boss
I, I'd like to tell them
That would be just a little mo' better
A little mo' better.

2nd verse: I got a farm
That keeps callouses on my hands
I have no kids of my own
But I got me a woman to give me a helpin' hand
She is a true Southern belle
She's tan like me she can plow like hell
Also plant a straight row
Ease in on the clutch shift it then go
I will tell anybody else
That gal is a little mo' better

Chorus: A little mo' better
Than sunshine after the rain
A little mo' better
Than turpentine on aches and pains
A little mo' better
Is how I feel after I pray
Just a little mo' better
Just a little mo' better.

3rd verse: I been singing
In all these old small towns
And they love to hear my music
An honest country boy with a Nashville sound
I crank my truck so I drove up there
Took my dreams down to Music Row
The record man claimin' he found me
Pushin' a pen, now he wanna sign me
Deep down he gave me hope
Hell, I'm just a country boy from a chert rock road
Now here I am singing on stage
Rich boy bound still dirt road raised and I'll say
I'm 'bout to tell ya
I'm livin' just a little mo' better.

(Chorus)

Tag: Just a little mo' better
Just a little mo' better.

Writer: Aaron Vance, Copyright 2013, Aaron Vance Music, ASCAP/Windy Holler Music, ASCAP
Track Name: Never Been to Mexico
Never Been to Mexico


Verse 1: Never been to Mexico
Come on pretty baby don't you want to go
Fish down there taste so sweet
Pull 'em out of a sparklin' sea
Stars are shinin' and the Gulf breeze blows
Soft as the whisperin' sand in your toes
Been down in AL far as you can go
But I've never been to Mexico.

Verse 2: Heard about it in a million songs
Sounds so simple just to sail on down
Leave the mean world far behind
Get in touch with your heart and mind
Then I see you in the front porchlight
Suddenly it's a tropical night
I found love in the TN snow
But I've never been to Mexico.

Bridge: I can see us close entwined
Rocking with the waves in time

Verse 3: They say the sunsets are burnin' there
Orange and gold like the sun in your hair
Flower perfume gets you high
Breathe it in and out with a sigh
Wake me from this beautiful dream
Here with you is the place for me
I been to Memphis and to Tupelo
But I've never been to Mexico

Bridge: I don't have to go that far
Paradise is where you are.

(Repeat 1st verse)


Writers: Rachel Newman and Aaron Raitiere
Copyright 2012, Windy Holler Music, ASCAP/One Tooth Productions, BMI