Calgary native Bobby Wills has taken over Canadian country with his 2012 single “Show Some Respect” – and rightly so. ”Show Some Respect” incorporates familiar images and a smooth melodies to create one of the strongest Canadian country singles of the year.
According to his official biography, Wills says, “”I’m really proud of ['Show Some Respect']. I think of all the songs I’ve ever been a part of, it’s one of the strongest ones.”
The song’s focus is to keep one eye on the future, and one eye on the past. Sure, this is nothing new, but Wills delivers “Show Some Respect” in a style that’s different from the rest. He’s not singing with a fake accent or trying to copy another superstar. Wills is letting his audience see him in his own skin.
It’ll be interesting to see if Wills can maintain his current spike in popularity. Either way, he’s given Canadian country a great song with a great message.