Teea Goans - Swing, Shuffle & Sway
In this week's episode, we're featuring the fourth album from the charming Teea Goans: "Swing, Shuffle & Sway" (2017). Although Goans grew up in a yellow singlewide on her grandmother's property in the itty bitty town of Lowry City, Missouri, she moved to Nashville with her high school sweetheart (now husband) and has been on the rise ever since. Her personal Facebook page is crammed with "SupportTraditionalCountry" hashtags and that's exactly what she does on this album. As the title suggests - this music is meant to dance to, and includes a healthy dose of standards, featuring the lyrical version of "Steel Guitar Rag" (with a virtuoso performance by Mike Johnson on steel), "I'd Be A Legend In My Time" and a more recent cover of Wild Rose's "Go Down Swingin'". Other highlights include the cautionary "Just Because She Always Has" and a great version of Keith Whitley's "It Ain't Nothin'", for which Teea borrowed 90s country baritone Mark Wills. Great example of how country music can be traditional and modern at the same time. Bravo.