From the moment he stepped on the American Idol season 8 stage, it wasn't hard to picture Michael Sarver making a mainstream country music record and with "Ferris Wheel" it seems as if the former Oil roughneck is doing just that. There may have been a digital single release of a song called "You Are/Cinderella Girl" but both of those songs didn't feel like much more than a way to get Michael's name out to the masses. With this Rachel Thibodeau, Kyle Jacobs and Charles Kelley co-written tune, Michael Sarver feels like he’s arrived.
The song starts off with tasty acoustic guitar loops and moves into Sarver’s southern soul voice with a lyric that describes love and life like it is viewed through a Ferris wheel. It’s a cute coming of age song that pleasantly moves across the ears. While the song might not make Michael Sarver a radio star, it does point to his potential as an artist who can deliver a song with the ease of a veteran. With more songs like “Ferris Wheel” Michael Sarver may become yet another idol who has made the successful transition to mainstream country music star.
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