The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Kenny Chesney's new album has a Dirt Band song on it. The song is Down the Road and is quickly climbing the charts. It makes me sad that one more group is redoing a Dirt Band song, not doing it as well, and getting all the credit.

Do you remember the Rascall Flats song The Broken Road? The Dirt Band released that song on their Acoustic album in 1994. It has been my favorite song ever since. Oh and don't forget... Who wrote the song? Jeff Hannah, lead singer of The Dirt Band. What makes me sad is that The Dirt Band never gets any recognition for their amazing music.

So here is their version of "The Broken Road":

Their version of "Down the Road":

and my all time favorite Dirt Band Song "Don't Underestimate Love." I want all women, and even men for that matter, to listen to the lyrics of this song:

You may also recognize this tune of theirs:

My favorite song from their very latest album:

You don't have to love them as much as I do I just wish they got the recognition they deserved. Their music is the soundtrack to my childhood and there is nothing in the whole world that makes me feel better faster than turning up a Dirt Band tune.


  1. Yeah it makes me mad too. Rascal Flatts version of the song is all jazzed up, when it is supposed to be a beautiful love ballad. The dirt band knows how to sing everything better. Rascal Flatts definitely pales in comparison.

  2. I didn't know that the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was still doing albums. I only know their OLD songs. My favorite being "Stand a Little Rain." I REALLY liked their original version of "Broken Road." Maybe I'll have to get some of their more recent albums. It annoys me when bands do remakes of songs too.

  3. Thanks for introducing me to this band!