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Who’s Next

Brent Baxter

January 26, 2017

Genre: Country

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I wrote this song with guitar monster, Kenny Greenberg, and this is the demo. If it sounds familiar, it's because it's the into/outro song to my podcast (with Johnny D) called The C.L.I.M.B. (Creating Leverage In The Music Business). You can listen to the show at www.theclimbshow.com or on iTunes or Sticher. Enjoy!


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Mikalyn Hay

Loved it smile  Fun song and great story!

January 26, 2017

Brent Baxter

Thanks, Mikalyn!

January 26, 2017

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David Sanchez

HI, Brent.  I love this song!  The verse sets up the chorus really nicely, yet the chorus is a really cool surprise.  This belongs on an album, IMHO. Such a great concept executed perfectly.

January 29, 2017

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Brent Baxter

Thanks, David!  I hope it lands on one some day!

January 29, 2017

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Phillip Lemmonds

Curious Brent… out of all the songs you’ve written, how many have you done where the chorus changes?

February 04, 2017

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Brent Baxter

Hey, Phillip.  Man… I don’t know.  Not very many- especially these days.  Very, very few over the last several years where the lyric will change as much as in this song.

February 05, 2017

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Corey Bourque

i love this song i only got to hear parts when i listen to the pod cast

May 09, 2017

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Shane Trepeaux

Welcome to The C.L.I.M.B.!!!!!!!  Man, that’s some addictive stuff! Still lookin’ for the t-shirts to this one. Sound is spot on, but this one MUST HAVE MERCHANDISE! -Lol. Love it!

June 09, 2017

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Neal Vanderburg

Great song!  One of my favorites.

November 14, 2017

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Mikalyn Hay

Loved it smile  Fun song and great story!

January 26, 2017

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Brent Baxter

Thanks, Mikalyn!

January 26, 2017

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David Sanchez

HI, Brent.  I love this song!  The verse sets up the chorus really nicely, yet the chorus is a really cool surprise.  This belongs on an album, IMHO. Such a great concept executed perfectly.

January 29, 2017

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Brent Baxter

Thanks, David!  I hope it lands on one some day!

January 29, 2017

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Phillip Lemmonds

Curious Brent… out of all the songs you’ve written, how many have you done where the chorus changes?

February 04, 2017

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Brent Baxter

Hey, Phillip.  Man… I don’t know.  Not very many- especially these days.  Very, very few over the last several years where the lyric will change as much as in this song.

February 05, 2017

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Corey Bourque

i love this song i only got to hear parts when i listen to the pod cast

May 09, 2017

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Shane Trepeaux

Welcome to The C.L.I.M.B.!!!!!!!  Man, that’s some addictive stuff! Still lookin’ for the t-shirts to this one. Sound is spot on, but this one MUST HAVE MERCHANDISE! -Lol. Love it!

June 09, 2017

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Neal Vanderburg

Great song!  One of my favorites.

November 14, 2017


(Brent Baxter, Kenny Greenberg)

1927, Bristol, Tennessee
Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family
Hank Williams walking on the Opry stage
A rhinestone angel on that Lost Highway
Who’s next, who’s next

Loretta Lynn knocking on a DJ’s door
Possum passed out on a backstage floor
Hillbilly pickers packed in dusty cars
Honky Tonk heroes packing out them bars
Who’s next, who’s next

CHORUS:
Who’ll ride a Greyhound all night long
Stand in line for hours just to sing one song
Who’s flat broke and would rather starve
Than get a day job or hock their guitars
It’s a long, hard climb up those Ryman steps
Who, who’s next

Cash kicking out the Opry footlights
Haggard’s Mama Tried, but he’s doing time
Willie’s back in Austin, Waylon’s growing out his hair
Pull back the curtain, Charlie Pride ain’t scared
Who’s next, who’s next

CHORUS:
Who’ll play guitar till their fingers bleed
Turn all their pain into poetry
Who’s on Broadway gigging for tips
Smelling like smoke and trying new licks
It’s a long, hard climb up those Ryman steps
Who, who’s next

BRIDGE:
Deep down in Texas making people dance
On a front porch in Kentucky with lightning quick hands
Singing in a choir learning harmony
Waiting for a chance to make history

CHORUS:
Who’ll ride a Greyhound all night long
Stand in line for hours just to sing one song
Who’s flat broke and would rather starve
Than get a day job or hock their guitar
It’s a long, hard climb up those Ryman steps
It’s a hell of a climb up those Ryman steps
Who, who’s next, tell me who’s next

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