Jerry's love of real country music was formed by a childhood in
rural Arkansas, listening to relatives singing songs heard on the Grand Old Opry and
handed down from the radio hits of the 30's on.
Jerry's songs take me back to that time when country music needed no
definition. It is so familiar of the music I grew up with that I often find myself singing
along as though I'd been singing these songs all my life. A real "de ja vous"
feeling will settle over you the from the first few notes of "I Fall In Love All
Over", "Here I Am Again" or any of the 11 self composed songs on
With the instrumental work, performed by several players from the
Opry stage, one hears the unmistakable love of Country Music, the kind most people wish
the radio was still playing. That cryin' country fiddle and steel guitar, which are
trademarks of traditional country music, are set to lyrics that will carry you away to a
time when life was slower, easier and more fun.
I've been a fan of Jerry's for a few years now... ever since he
wrote and recorded a song for MKOC's "Country
Sings Out For Child Protection", called "Baby Blues", which you can
hear by following the link at the end of this page.
Bottom line, If you love Country music like it was before LA sent
it's emissaries to Nashville, you'll love "Mercer Country".