This week, Chuck Dauphin returns to the Weekly Single Recap with a new batch of songs which includes about ½ Texas-based artists and ½ Nashville-based artists. Take a look here to see what Chuck has to say about new singles from singers like Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Kevin Fowler, Billy Currington, Katie Armiger, Randy Rogers Band, Statesboro Revue, newcomers Denny Strickland and Sundy Best along with the return of Jo Dee Messina.
Billy Currington - “We Are Tonight” (Mercury Nashville):
Nice mid-tempo record about rides down country roads, and nights being young. In other wise, standard fare.
Denny Strickland - “Honky Tonk Highway” (Independent):
Song is ok, nothing special. But, the vocal shows a lot of fire. One to watch!
Gloriana - “Best Night Ever” (Emblem/Warner Bros. Nashville):
Love the melody. Definitely on the poppier side, but a lot of fun, and the trio handles the flow well!
Katie Armiger - “Safe” (Cold River Records):
Beautiful love song that shows how much Armiger has grown and evolved as a vocalist.
Kevin Fowler - “Love Song” (Thirty Tigers):
Uptempo and fun – as only Fowler can do it!
Randy Rogers Band - “Speak Of The Devil” (MCA Nashville):
Filled with anguish and loss. Their best single they have released yet.
The Statesboro Revue - "Huck Finn" (Thirty Tigers):
Starts slowly, yet it draws you in note by note.
Sundy Best - “These Days” (eOne Nashville):
A good introduction to a band that is causing a buzz around Music Row!
Jason Boland & The Stragglers - “Electric Bill” (Thirty Tigers):
Country the way it used to be. Good stuff. Love conquers all – even the power bill!
Jo Dee Messina - “Peace Sign” (eOne/Dreambound):
Funny and bouncy, as a Jo Dee Messina song (often) is! Lyrics might be a little out there for conservative radio programmers, but give it a listen!