Josh Abbott Reveals His Secret to Making Girls Swoon
Frontman Josh Abbott of Texas country's Josh Abbott Band stopped into KNUE's Radio Texas Live segment to chat about his forthcoming new music, but more importantly, how he captures the girls' hearts through his lyrics.
"I like to write songs that treat girls with that amount of respect when it comes to love," Abbott says. "You know, make it feel like it's dangerous and possible at the same time. I've always said that when you want to reach the female audience base, that you have to do one of two things: You have to flatter them, or you have to empower them."
In his most recent single, 'Oh, Tonight,' Abbott empowers his lady friend -- ‘Nashville Star’ contestant Kacey Musgraves -- to stick around and share the warmth of each other's bodies. The Texas singer stresses that unlike female country starlets, his goal is to make the girls swoon by complimenting them. "Empower is something that Miranda [Lambert] and Carrie [Underwood] do," he explains. "They sing these songs that make a girl feel like they're strong and courageous and daring and all these things, right? Well, I like to write songs that flatter them that make them feel sexy and appreciated. So, that's where I come from on the lyrics."
Abbott also spilled to KNUE that (he thinks) he's done releasing singles from his 2010 album, 'She's Like Texas,' and is about to head into the studio to work on a new record.
Watch the Josh Abbott Band 'Oh, Tonight' Video