I was biking along listening to the iPod on Shuffle when a Dan Zanes toon pops up, "Country Life". It fit in perfectly with the other tunes and his music is so good. I am embarrassed but I could just listen to his music all day.
It seems part of his popularity is because many kids are strongly influenced by their parents and if the mom says this is great music and pumps it up to the kids, then the kids are all jazzed about it. That is cool. Why is grownup music so serious and not fun and uplifting?