Well, it’s more interesting than his last couple of singles, I’ll give Brett Eldredge that. Still, I keep hoping for something more from the artist who brought us “Raymond”, easily still the best song in Brett’s discography thus far.
Talking about a song like “Somethin’ I’m Good At” is hard. Does it match Brett’s outgoing, crazy personality? Yeah, sort of. However, is it really something I care to hear over and over again? No.
You know, I’m hearing a little bit of John Anderson’s “She Just Started Liking Cheating Songs” in this, and that’s a good thing.
Of course, this band in their entirety is a good thing as well. Their debut EP back in October was a pleasant surprise, and as mainstream country music continues to see more of a shift towards a more neo-traditional sound, these guys are a good fit.
Alright, so while this blog isn’t the one that got the exclusive premiere on this, the Bluegrass Situation recently unveiled a new track from Sunny Sweeney’s forthcoming album, Trophy, due out on March 10th.
“Better Bad Idea” and “Bottle By My Bed” were both great starts to this album, and this (“I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight”) is another great addition as well. Seriously, this is probably going to be my favorite album of this year if the rest of the material is even half as good.
Listen to the song here.
Not since 2008’s “You’re Gonna Miss This” have I heard a Trace Adkins single with this much soul, and “meat” to it. Sure, he’s had some album cuts since then that have proven why he’s underrated in the genre, but when looking purely at singles, the songs that make the charts, Trace hasn’t exactly been hitting home runs for the past couple years.
But if “Watered Down” proves anything, it proves that, when coupled with the right song, Trace absolutely nails it out of the park. Few will or can deny his power as a vocalist, both in terms of sheer power as well as emotive power. He’s always been better at pulling off these type of reflective tracks rather than stuff such as that Badonkadonk song or that one about the brown chicken and the brown cow….ew….
You know, the more I think about what I want this blog to grow and evolve into, the more I stumble upon more questions rather answers. It’s like Cody Jinks once said, “the more I know the more I know that I don’t know”. Like Cody, I do know one thing, even if that one thing is different than his.
I’m not going to be a music “critic”