Single 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

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

Single Review: ‘Workin’ On’ – Colt Ford

3 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Single Review: ‘Workin’ On’ – Colt Ford
Songwriters: Walker Hayes, Doug Waterman While Colt Ford became known mainly with lighter fare extolling on the virtues of fried chicken, trailers, trucks, and beer, he has increasingly added lyrical substance to his album tracks. Current radio single, ‘Workin’ On,’ is by a long distance the best-written song he has ever recorded. From Walker Hayes‘ Read More

Single Review: ‘Make Me Wanna’ – Thomas Rhett

3 years ago Liv Carter 5
Songwriters: Thomas Rhett, Bart Butler, Larry McCoy Thomas Rhett is closing out the It Goes Like This album cycle with the final single, ‘Make Me Wanna.’ Even though Rhett is going around saying how he was influenced by hip-hop, this new single might have you reaching for the disco floor. Everything from the loose, groovy Read More

Single Review: ‘Wasn’t Gonna Drink Tonight’ – American Young

3 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Single Review: ‘Wasn’t Gonna Drink Tonight’ – American Young
Songwriters: Jon Stone, Lee Brice, Billy Montana Curb’s singer-songwriters duo, American Young, is ready with a second single, ‘Wasn’t Gonna Drink Tonight.’ I feared this would happen. American Young debuted on country radio last year with the gorgeous and thoughtful ‘Love Is War,’ but after not gaining much traction, I so hoped Curb wouldn’t bend Read More

Single Review: ‘American Kids’ – Kenny Chesney

3 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Single Review: ‘American Kids’ – Kenny Chesney
Songwriters: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Rodney Clawson Kenny Chesney kicks off a new album era with a nostalgic summer single, ‘American Kids.’ If this song were a movie, it would be directed by John Hughes. The 80s references dominate the lyrics as Kenny reflects on growing up in the Ferris Bueller days. Luke Laird‘s gift Read More