Love Story

Artist:Taylor Swift Bassist:Tim Marks Free Download About the song: Tim Marks is a master of the bass who always knows what to play and what to leave out. The entire song is a study in the discipline of thinking of the song, album, artist and producer. The closest thing to a fill is the two … Continue reading Love Story

All I Want To Do

Artist:Sugarland Bassist:Paul Bushnell Free Download About the song: "a simple song about not having to accomplish anything because it's already accomplished. All you have to do is lay around and enjoy each other."Bobby Pinson (Co-writer with Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush) This songs rhythm section features Paul Bushnell on bass along with drummer Matt Chamberlain. … Continue reading All I Want To Do

What Was I Thinking

Artist:Dierks Bentley Bassist:Jimmy Carter Free Download About the song: Jimmy Carter for president! Seriously though, groove and tone and fills and… everything is simply superb on this track by Dierks Bentley. Jimmy Carter and Steve Brewster are the rhythm section on a few of Dierks Bentleys records and I can see why; the energy of … Continue reading What Was I Thinking

I Love You

Artist:Martina McBride Bassist:Joe Chemay Free Download About the song: "I Love You", written by Keith Follesé, Adrienne Follesé and Tammy Hyler, was originally recorded by Martina McBride for the film soundtrack for Runaway Bride. The 1999 number one was McBride's biggest country hit to date, due in part to being featured in the Julia Roberts/Richard … Continue reading I Love You

Goodbye Town

Artist:Lady A Bassist:Michael Rhodes Free Download About the song: Goodbye Town was released in 2013, as the second single from Lady A's (then Lady Antebellum), album Golden. Co-writer Josh Kear brought the idea for the song to Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood during a writing session, drawing experience from a girlfriend with whom … Continue reading Goodbye Town

She’s Country

Artist:Jason Aldean Bassist:Tully Kennedy Free Download About the song: According to Country Weekly magazine, songwriter Bridgette Tatum got together with fellow songwriter Danny Myrick after thinking of a groove "that she didn't want to forget." Tully Kennedy uses the same white P/J Sadowsky bass on all tracks in the studio. The tone on this track … Continue reading She’s Country

It Happens

Artist:Sugarland Bassist:Paul Bushnell Free Download About the song: Paul Bushnell's list of credits is huge, from Shakira to The Commitments. As always, his basslines are on point. And on this occasion, he whips out some pretty sexy fills between grooves on this cheeky song from Sugarland. In particular, check out bars 22, 40, 44 and … Continue reading It Happens

Single White Female

Artist:Chely Wright Bassist:Glenn Worf Free Download About the song: This song wasn't on my radar until just recently and was actually a suggestion from fellow TalkBass member Seanmo. Of course when I heard it, I loved it because Glenn Worf has such a gnarly tone that sits so well in the track. There are some … Continue reading Single White Female

Whippoorwill River

Artist:Vince Gill Bassist:Willie Weeks Free Download About the song: This song by Vince Gill carries a beautiful sentiment and is supported by some serious craft. It varies tempo between the verses and choruses and each has distinct sonic characteristics, but the bit that blew me away was the the rhythms that Willie Weeks pulled out … Continue reading Whippoorwill River

Cry Pretty

Artist:Carrie Underwood Bassist:Jimmie Lee Sloas Free Download About the song: This is such a great song, underpinned by a driving and sometimes unexpected bassline. In particular, check out the fills in bars 14/15 (a superb crossover fill), 32 and 70 (straight 16th note melodic fills). There is also a magic moment (bars 83 and 91) … Continue reading Cry Pretty