In addition to those stars, Chuck talks about up and coming talents like Templeton Thompson with “When I Get That Pony Rode,” Ray Scott with the charming “Those Jeans,” Dakota Bradley with the Tim McGraw/Byron Gallimore-produced “Something Like Something,” Kendall Phillips with “You Should Know,” Jackson Delaney with “Shotgun Wedding.”
Ray Scott – Those Jeans (Jethropolitan)
Has a very 80s sound to it, and Ray Scott’s voice has always exuded personality.
Brad Paisley – “Beat This Summer” (Arista)
Very different from what you might expect from Brad. Will be a hit, but I’m kind of longing for simpler arrangements from Paisley.
Zac Brown Band – “Done” (Atlantic/Southern Ground)
Hmm….It’s the Zac Brown Band. Isn’t that all that needs to be said? Pure fun.
Dakota Bradley – “Something Like Something” (Streamsound)
Arrangement is very simple and laid back, vocal has a little bit of an Americana feel to it. I dig it.
James Wesley – “Thank A Farmer” (Broken Bow Records)
James Wesley tips his hat to the men who have given so much to America. It definitely plays to his vocal strengths, and with all the attention given to the recent Dodge commercial, this one should get him some well-deserved attention!
The Band Perry – “Done” (Republic Nashville)
Few female vocalists have as much personality, sass, and spunk as Kimberly Perry. And, I love spunk!
Jackson Delaney “Shotgun Wedding” (Independent)
Arrangement is very much Southern Rock with the loud guitars, but Delaney’s vocal oozes twang, which is a good thing!
Kendall Phillips – “You Should Know” (KMG)
Fun and flirty. Perfect song for spring.
Templeton Thompson – “When I Get That Pony Rode” (Independent)
Very expressive vocal performance. I’ve been a fan for a long time, and she is definitely deserving of your attention!
Justin Moore – “Point At You” (The Valory Music Company)
It’s a ditty. No getting around it. But it’s Justin Moore, and he handles them almost as good as he does a ballad. Should be a fun spring and summer song for his live shows!