Summer Country Party: Carrie, Zac, Kenny, & Toby

“TWO BLACK CADILLACS”   CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Sounding like the follow-up to “Before He Cheats”, this new song has MAJOR hit potential.  Carrie’s theme of vengeance for cheating gets doubled when a man’s wife and mistress meet at his grave.  “It was the first and last time they saw each other face to face, they shared a crimson smile and just walked away”.

“NO HURRY”   ZAC BROWN BAND

July 10th is the scheduled release date for the new Zac Brown Band CD, “Uncaged”.    I’ve been loving this band for years before they hit it big and look forward to see what direction they’re heading with the new material.  The lead single is this perfect laid-back summer song.   “Heaven knows I ain’t perfect, I’ve raised a little cain, and I plan to raise a whole lot more before I hear the angels sing”.

“SING ‘EM GOOD MY FRIEND”  KENNY CHESNEY
Early running for my favorite CD of 2012 is the new Kenny Chesney CD, Life In A Fishbowl.   “Sing Em Good My Friend” is INCREDIBLE!   It’s a contender for the greatest song Kenny has recorded.  The “do do do” intro reminds me of Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side”.   The lyrics remind me of “Don’t Blink” and “I Go Back”, tender words about cherished memories of the love of your life.  Some funerals turn into festive parties of the great memories, this song conjures up those images.
                                                                                  

“HER LIFE’S A SONG”  ALAN JACKSON

Traditional country will never go out style while artists like Alan Jackson are still around.  “Her Life’s A Song” is 1990’s AJ with a style similar to his biggest hits “Gone Country” and “Chattahoochee”.    The new song is about a woman who loves great music whether it’s hip hop, country, rock, or tunes that make her dance all night long.    

“BEERS AGO”   TOBY KEITH

Another great summer jam, Toby’s back with a fast paced rocker.   “Beers Ago” is from his Clancy’s Tavern CD and it’s the perfect country song to crank up the volume, roll down the windows, and get the party started!   “Had me a hand me down ride painted rattle can red, second hand tires with poor boy tread” going to get his girl “the second runner up in the 4H pageant”!     FUN summer jam!

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