Weekly Single Recap For October 18, 2013:
Adam Dean Mullins – All My Favorite Memories (PLC Records):
Old School sound and lyrics. Very effective.
Brandon Rhyder – “Pray The Night” (Reserve Records/Thirty Tigers):
A true vocal showcase set against a luscious arrangement!
Brandy Clark – “Stripes” (Slate Creek Records):
A modern day Loretta Lynn twist. Maybe the coolest line of any song this year in “There’s no crime of passion worth a crime of fashion.”Don’t mess with Ms. Clark.
Chris Carmack – “What If I Was Willing” (Valory Music Company):
Nice flow to the track. Quite possibly the most radio friendly song from ABC’s “Nashville” yet.
Neal McCoy/Darius Rucker – “Kiss An Angel Good Morning” (Slate Creek Records):
Faithful cover of the Charley Pride classic. McCoy and Rucker make for a great combination.
George Strait – “I Got A Car” (MCA Nashville):
Simple lyrics, but sometimes that’s the most direct way to the heart.
Tim Ash – “Broke” (A&M Productions/SMG Records):
Energetic and plenty of fun.
TJ Hamilton – “Crazy: (Dream Big Records):
Decent showcase vocally, but the vocals are more impressive than the song.
Wade Bowen – “Songs About Trucks” (AMP/Sea Gayle Records):
A little bit of commentary on the subject of many songs today. Extremely well written without taking personal shots.
Rosehill – “The Bible & The Gun” (Tenacity):
A stunning piece of work. It might be a little too deep for radio, but it needs to be heard!
Bonus Thoughts on Two Stunning songs from the late songwriter Tim Johnson:
To Do What I Do:
Pure poetry. I thought it when Alan cut it years ago. Tim Johnson’s lyrics have meaning to any of us who have ever pursued a career in music – on stage or behind the scenes. R.I.P.
I Let Her Lie:
A rare look inside the soul of one of the format’s best songs of the 1990s.