Top 40 Singles of 2008: Heidi Newfield - "Johnny & June" (#11)

With this single, the former Trick Pony frontwoman managed to successfully start-up her solo career.  The song was a perfect choice for her as it showed off her whiskey-soaked vocals and interpretation ability. Call it a smashing success.

It’s not often that an artist can break free from a vocal group that is so closely associated with them but Heidi Newfield, the former lead singer of Trick Pony, did just that and more as she earned her first solo hit with this song, a tribute song to two of country’s legends, the late couple Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. The song was bound to catch on, especially with the Cash biopic “Walk the Line” still fresh in the public’s collective mind.

The duo would have been proud of Newfield’s song, which is a tribute to their passion of their romance.  “What Am I Waiting For,” her debut as a solo artist, was a success and coupled with this fantastic breakthrough single, fans should expect to hear lots more from her in the future.