Music Reviews

Mitch Goudy sends new song “You Through My Eyes” to radio

1 year ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Mitch Goudy sends new song “You Through My Eyes” to radio
Of all the young artists I have spoken with over the years, Mitch Goudy is one of the most memorable and impressive. He approaches his career in the most level-headed and mature way, and absolutely deserves his shot at radio recognition. He’s been building a live reputation, and with each single increases his reach at Read More

Ocean Carolina – Maudlin Days

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Ocean Carolina – Maudlin Days
The artist bio describes Ocean Carolina’s new album, Maudlin Days, as “an exercise in giving up control and allowing the music to be what it’s meant to become.” Since the turn of the century, more and more artists bended toward what they were being told was market demand, and lots of music was created based Read More

Live Review: Music City Hitmakers – Nashville, TN – October 23, 2014

3 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Live Review: Music City Hitmakers – Nashville, TN – October 23, 2014
On a beautiful, if slightly chilly, evening in Nashville, there is nothing better than listening to world class songwriters. On October 23, Music City Hitmakers kicked off a new music series, titled Songwriters Under the Stars, at the gorgeous Cheekwood Mansion located in Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. Under the artistic direction of Charles Dixon, and performing Read More

Album Review: Tracks of My Years – Bryan Adams

3 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Album Review: Tracks of My Years – Bryan Adams
Tracks of My Years – Bryan Adams (Verve Records, 2014) For his first studio album in six years, Bryan Adams reached back to the songs that made him want to be a musician. Drawing on classics from the late ’60s and the ’70s, along with one new song, Adams created a musical scrapbook with Tracks Read More

Single Review: ‘Lay Low’ – Josh Turner

3 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Single Review: ‘Lay Low’ – Josh Turner
Songwriters: Ross Copperman, Tony Martin, Mark Nesler Josh Turner is a curious phenomenon in today’s country music landscape. Highly respected by his peers, and a Grand Ole Opry member, he is consistently ignored by award shows. When you take a poll of which country singers most radio listeners can readily name, his name might not Read More

Single Review: ‘Secrets’ – Mary Lambert

3 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Single Review: ‘Secrets’ – Mary Lambert
Songwriters: Mary Lambert, MoZella, Eric Rosse, Benny Cassette Mary Lambert burst onto the pop scene when she was featured on Macklemore’s 2013 smash hit ‘Same Love.’ Since then, she has worked on her own new studio album, Heart on My Sleeve, due via Capitol on October 14, 2014. She spent the summer on the road Read More

Single Review: ‘Put My Heart Down’ – Sara Evans

3 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Single Review: ‘Put My Heart Down’ – Sara Evans
Songwriters: Nathan Chapman, Andrew Dorff, Liz Huett When Sara Evans titled her latest album, Slow Me Down, her record label seemed to have taken this as a challenge. RCA waited a long time to announce a second single from the project, then sent ‘Can’t Stop Loving You’ to radio only to pull it after not Read More

Single Review: ‘Later On’ – The Swon Brothers

3 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Single Review: ‘Later On’ – The Swon Brothers
Songwriters: Ryan Hurd, Joey Hyde, Justin Wilson The Swon Brothers‘ debut single, ‘Later On,’ started its journey at the very beginning of this year. I think I heard it a couple of times and then just forgot about it. Because the way in which this song stands out is that there is absolutely nothing compelling Read More

Single Review: ‘People Loving People’ – Garth Brooks

3 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Single Review: ‘People Loving People’ – Garth Brooks
Songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Wallin, Busbee Garth Brooks‘ much anticipated come-back has been marred by delays and cancellations, but we now finally have a new single, ‘People Loving People.’ “Doctor, you ain’t got a pill / For whatever’s making this world ill,” he starts out the song written by Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Wallin, Read More

Album Review: Moonshine in the Trunk – Brad Paisley

3 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Album Review: Moonshine in the Trunk – Brad Paisley
After a month of album “leaks” via various social media platforms, Brad Paisley finally dropped his new album, Moonshine in the Trunk, this week. I was ready to submit my review by Tuesday, but ended up spending the rest of the week with the record. I am glad I did. After the extremely impressive 2013 Read More