Wesrok Aims To Become First Mainstream Country Reggae Artist

The late Toots Hibbert soared with his rendition of “Take Me Home Country Roads” by John Denver. We at 360 Global want to re-energise those efforts,” the recording artiste said. We love stories as well because this narrative tradition runs deep in folk music across the Caribbean.”
Wesrok will be launching his seven-track album, “Look At Me Now,” on April 23. He added,
“The proof of Jamaica’s love for country music is all over reggae history. Freddie McGregor’s rendition “King of the Road” by Roger Miller (1964) also became famous, and the Reggae artiste admitted that he was a fan of Miller’s music. In the US, country music carries a certain racial history and baggage but I love it because country tells stories, tales about breaking up, and getting back together, and overcoming hardship. Share this:

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Other artistes have experimented with country reggae and failed because they’ve not sustained the efforts. He says he is fully equipped to be the face of this movement and feels that there is a niche market out there for country reggae in Jamaica and overseas, such as in Europe and the rural states of the USA. How about Busy Signal’s renditions of Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler?”
“Country is one of the biggest art forms. Wesrok the first mainstream Country Reggae star? Island-based entertainers have provided their versions of country and western tracks in the past, much to the delight of their fans. The artiste, who has released a number of country reggae songs, is from the rural district of Swamp Lane in Bog Walk, St Catherine. A brand new flavour for the masses.”
Jamaicans have long had a certain fascination for cowboys and Westerns, a love that transcended into the island’s music. The voice of the Jamaican people, reggae music, which derived from its predecessors Ska and Mento, has undoubtedly gone on to have a major impact on the international scene. Singer Wesrok has visions of taking the music to another level, as he works to establish a sparse version called “Country Reggae.” During a recent Gleaner interview, Wesrok said, “Country reggae is not a subgenre but a new brand, not quite country, not quite reggae. Country reggae songs recorded by the artist include “Left Out in the Dark,” “Poor Country Boy,” and his most recent, “Born As a Winner.”
While Wesrok, whose real name is Percival Buddan, aims to globalize this brand, “country reggae” may not be very new after all.

Olivia Rodrigo – All I Want Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I found a guy, told me I was a star
He held the door held my hand in the dark
And he’s perfect on paper but he’s lying to my face
Does he think that I’m the kinda girl who needs to be saved
[Verse 2]
And there’s one more boy he’s from my past
We fell in love but it didn’t last
‘Cause the second I figure it out he pushes me away
And I won’t fight for love if you won’t meet me halfway
And I say that I’m through but this song’s still for you
[Chorus 1]
All I want is love that lasts
Is all I want too much to ask
Is it something wrong with me
All I want is a good guy
Are my expectations far too high
Try my best but what can I say
All i have is myself at the end of the day
Shouldn’t that be enough for me
[Verse 3]
And I miss the days
When I was young and naive
I thought the perfect guy would come and find me
Now happy ever after it don’t come so easily
[Chorus 2]
All I want is love that lasts
Is all I want too much to ask
Is it something wrong with me, oh
All I want is a good guy
Are my expectations far too high
Try my best but what can I say
All I have is myself at the end of the day
And all I want is for that to be okay

Tijuana La Veinte – Dime Lyrics

Que te puedo decir
No te conozco aun
Pero lo estoy intentando
Ya lo veras
Dime que prefieres
Que tan lejos esta
Dime si me quieres
Que tan cerca estoy
Caminando sobre la arena
Nos cubre la obscuridad
Y de fondo una
Hermosa luna llena
Para poderte observar
Lo único que quiero
Hoy y siempre
Es estar junto a ti
Para que al final del día
Pueda morir feliz