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

Life Is A Highway

Artist:Rascal Flatts Bassist:Jay DeMarcus Free Download About the song: Life Is A Highway was originally written by Tom Cochrane in the 80's but not released until 1991 on his Mad Mad World album. The Rascal Flatts cover was released on the Cars soundtrack and a few months later on their Me and My Gang album … Continue reading Life Is A Highway

Chicken Fried

Artist:Zac Brown Band Bassist:John Driskell Hopkins Free Download About the song: Chicken Fried was written by Zac Brown and Wyatt Durrette and was initially recorded in 2003. There's a story behind that: "We had this song Chicken Fried, we put it on a CD in '05. This band, The Lost Trailers had called and said … Continue reading Chicken Fried

Days Go By

Artist:Keith Urban Bassist:Jimmie Lee Sloas Free Download About the song: Jimmie Lee Sloas absolutely slays on Days Go By. Played on a detuned bass (DGCF), there are lines that are only fully possible due to the open D and G strings, particularly the fills on the bridge (bar 68). There is also a lot of … Continue reading Days Go By

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

The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia

Artist:Reba McEntire Bassist:Leland Sklar Free Download About the song: This bassline is two lessons in one; pedal tones and creating interest with subtle fills AND funky lines that lift the chorus. Leland Sklar is a master with superb tone. For more on the story behind the song: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_the_Lights_Went_Out_in_Georgia#Synopsis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdovwJNqYGA Leland Sklar playing along to the … Continue reading The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia

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