Song Reviews

Kenny Chesney, ‘Come Over’ – Song Review
The second single from Kenny Chesney‘s upcoming ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’ album finds the singer returning to his old blue chair in an effort to pour his soul into a six-chord cask. It’s not clear yet if Chesney wrote ‘Come Over,’ but like many of his best b…
Randy Travis, ‘More Life’ – Song Review
It’s hard not to wonder if ‘More Life’ was chosen as a single from Randy Travis‘ ‘Anniversary Collection‘ album to allow the singer a chance to respond to his recent brush with infamy. The introspective ballad finds Travis asking for forgivenes…
Lee Brice, ‘Hard to Love’ – Song Review
The title track to Lee Brice‘s ‘Hard 2 Love’ album is of the same mood as the chart-topping lead single ‘Woman Like You.’ ‘Hard to Love’ protects none of the vulnerabilities and insecurities a man has in showing his lover how he…
Randy Houser, ‘How Country Feels’ – Song Review
A new wife, a new baby, a new record label … add it all up and you’ll find a new Randy Houser on his debut single for Stoney Creek Records. ‘How Country Feels’ drops the Delta Blues-soaked guitar riffs in favor of a sound more palatable to the fan of midd…
Lionel Richie, ‘Tuskegee’ – Album Review
Country music fans under 40 are left scratching their heads about all the hype surrounding Lionel Richie‘s courting of Nashville’s greatest artists. First it was a duet with Shania Twain, now a full album of duets called ‘Tuskegee,’ and soon, the topper &m…
Sarah Darling, ‘Blackbird’ – Song Review
Sarah Darling‘s version of the Beatles‘ ‘Blackbird’ finds the young singer at her lilting best. The country newcomer cut the song as part of the ”Let Us In’ Nashville – A Tribute to Linda McCartney’ charity…
Dierks Bentley, ‘5-1-5-0′ – Song Review
Every summer Dierks Bentley seems to have a song perfectly suited for speeding down a back country highway with the windows down and the stereo up. His uptempo songs have a Tasmanian Devil feel to them. Like ‘Free and Easy’ and ‘Lot of Leavin’ Left to Do&C…