“Mercy me, they like their drink in Memphis,” sings Hannay Blaylock. With her new guitar-soaked song “Man from Memphis,” the singer-songwriter throws up a warning, a flare to ward off those from marrying a man from Memphis. They’re a little rowdy, rough around the edges, and may leave some wreckage in their wake. “Lord help me,” she says in the last line. “Trifling piece of s***.” Her words crumble like dried-out roses, yet her voice commands the epic teardown. There’s no taming those who won’t be tamed. You just have to ride off into the sunset.
Listen to “Man from Memphis” below.