Everyone has their own thoughts on country music, but it’s something I enjoy. Joey Green’s “My Fault” was no exception. The song hit streaming services on April 22, 2022 and already has over 37,000 plays on Spotify. It’s well on its way to being one of his most popular songs.
Like many country songs, “My Fault” opens with a catchy guitar riff and that good old Southern inflection in the singer’s voice. The first verse is without percussion save for the snapping of fingers. Once that chorus comes, we get a strong beat from the drummer. The second verse continues with percussion and that awesome guitar twang.
When you take a closer look at the lyrics, “My Fault” is about a toxic relationship. It’s making excuses for your significant other when they’re doing some messed up things. It’s the sign of that relationship finally ending. “Gonna do just what you told me and get lost.” Of course, just because it ends, doesn’t mean it ends. “Now you’re out here spreading fiction ‘bout me” tells us the gossip mill starts stirring thanks to the significant other. When you have a small circle of friends or live in a small town, that’s a given. So, you have to be careful when letting go and have some thick skin.
Joey Green is a Texas-born, Nashville transplant who is known for recently working with Blake Shelton on The Voice. The singer is credited with seven albums including ‘The War’ and ‘Lo5’. To discover more and find out what’s next for this country rocker, follow him on his socials linked below.
Q&A with Joey Green
Q: The gossip mill talk hit home for me as someone from a small town. What inspired “My Fault”?
JOEY GREEN: Honestly just past experiences and people watching. For me it seems like no matter where ya go there’s a person like the one described in the song. I have already had several reach out asking if it was about them. Well, yea…it might be.
Q: Who would you say your biggest influences are?
JG: I am a huge Counting Crows, Sister Hazel, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, Aerosmith, Garth, Dwight Yoakum, Gary Allan, and Brooks and Dunn fan.
Q: You’ve done pretty much everything solo. Is there anyone you would like to collaborate with?
JG: Gavin Degraw could be awesome, Steven Tyler, or Sheryl Crow. If we are talking more within reach I’d say Tenille Townes, Morgan Wade, Ingrid Andress, or maybe James Bay.
Q: How did growing up in the Texas area affect your music?
JG: Honestly a ton. The amazing part of music in Texas is the amount of opportunities to play live and in doing so it helped me continue to grow and better myself, my voice, and my presence.
Q: You’ve been on tour with some really big names like Stoney LaRue and Eli Young Band. Can you tell us what these experiences were like and what you learned?
JG: I have always approached things in the way of “a gig is a gig, a show is a show” . Go out there on stage and leave it all up there. Fans spend a lot more of their hard-earned money to be in attendance than just the ticket price, so with respect for that I feel like you have to give them more than they expected. So as an opening act you go out and try to be the bonus of the night for them.
Q: What’s next for you?
JG: My new EP “Puttin’ It Out There” drops on May 12th, but looking down the line, I plan to start dropping new music and new content more frequently. We have a new stage show and more touring, hopefully I’m adding opportunities to get my music heard.
Reviewed & Interviewed by Dana L. Sullivan
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