Crystal Shawanda - My Roots Are Showing

Crystal Shawanda returns to the charts with her second single.  It follows up her Top 20 hit "You Can Let Go." It was chosen as iTunes Discovery Download single for the week of October 20-26, 2008.  Does the bluesy single have enough to stack up against the ballads now on radio?

Crystal Shawanda scored right out of the gate with the emotional single "You Can Let Go." Choosing to counter against country radio's mood for 'slow/mid-tempo' songs in the fall/winter time, Crystal and her label RCA Records  have decided to release the fun bluesy country-rocker "My Roots Are Showing."  Written by Warner Brothers' Whitney Duncan, Christi Dannemiller and Robin Lee Bruce (herself no stranger to bluesy country rockers), The song shows a fun side to Shawanda and is a lot more indicative to Shawanda's own roots as a bluesy, singer down on Nashville's Lower Broadway at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge.  "Roots" is a kiss-off song of the highest order, not unlike one of Gretchen Wilson's earliest hits, and really should be another solid hit for Crystal Shawanda. 

Reminding me of a young Wynonna, "My Roots Are Showing" presents more personality and character in 3 and a half minutes than most of the popular female singers have released in the past few years. 

As a bonus to interested fans, the song is available as a free download from iTunes this week as their "Discovery Download."