The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60438   Message #967093
Posted By: GUEST,Les B.
16-Jun-03 - 01:40 PM
Thread Name: Is that really you?
Subject: RE: Is that really you?
I've mentioned this in another thread, somewhere, but there is apparently a requirement if you record in Nashville that you have a certain twang in your voice.

A young man I know who left Montana and went to Nashville to write songs for a song factory for a couple of years and also recorded some demos there. When he came back here he did a few club gigs. He used a twangy accent when he sang, but still talked "northwestern". When I asked him about it, he said they wouldn't let him record down there unless he had that sound.

Another northwestern band went to Nashville to try and make it big about twenty years ago. I was told they replaced the bass player's vocals with a studio musician's because he (bass player) couldn't get the twang right.

So, yes, there are regional accents used and not used, depending on what the money mens' wishes are !!