Honky Tonk Hip Hop isn’t just for the young guns of country. Toby Keith, who is 52years old, proves that he can keep up with the crowd as he dips into the type of music dominating country radio today. And guess what? He totally makes it work for him. His new single “Shut Up and Get Down” will most likely grab you from the introduction. This song, which clocks in at 2:55, is high energy for its entirety. The lyrics
are witty and his delivery spot on. Get ready because it mixes scratching, plucking& harmonica with an addictive “get up and get your groove on” vibe. The song, like the many being put out in this style, won’t be for everyone. But go ahead and not like it, after a few listens you might be hand clapping, foot stomping and singing along.
"Got my name on a shot of Jack Whiskey
Gonna roll with me Gotta roll quickly
Get in sit down shut up and hold on
Can’t wait too late it’s time to get gone
Find us a dirt road and get a groove on
Get in sit down shut up and hold on"
This song will surely please devoted Toby fans as well as make a few new ones. The single is off of Toby’s new album “Drinks After Work” which is available now.
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Eric Church fans have been waiting for new music for awhile now. Last week, we were given a teaser video announcing October 22nd as a date that something was going to happen. Well, at 12:01am
Tuesday morning new music arrived in the form of “The Outsiders.”
One of the things that has always drawn me to Eric’s music is that he is a true individual, someone who beats to his own drummer. This song certainly cements that those qualities have not changed.
Surely we didn’t expect him to stick to a formula? We had to know that whatever he was going to put out next would be different & unique. And man did he deliver. “The Outsiders” is pure arena rock. It starts out with a spoken word (semi-rap) introduction and gets grittier & loud from there on in.
“They’re the in crowd with the other ones/ It’s a different kind of cloth that we’re cut from/ We let our colors show where the numbers ain’t/ Where there paint where there ain’t supposed to be paint,”
Eric has said with Chief that he has finally found a place to “hang his hat,” that being country music. Well, “The Outsiders” seems to proclaim that even though he has been accepted he will not follow the crowd. He will still maintain who he is& make the type of music he wants to make. This is me, theses are my fans and “you’re gonna know who we are.” The lyrics are not particularly impressive, but the message of the song is
widely relatable to anyone who sees themselves as or is viewed as an outsider, someone who finds it difficult to fit in. The song is a rock and roll anthem that could most definitely be a crossover hit.
The entire song will undoubtedly go over amazingly well live, especially the “whoa oh oh oh ohs.” His band is an extremely talented group & always deliver. They will certainly have the chance to shine on this song, especially on the last 45seconds which is straight up rock/metal guitar heaven.
Honestly (and I consider myself a pretty big EC fan), the song took me a few listens before I could truly appreciate it. It makes me awfully curious about the new record.
“The Outsiders” is available now.
Missouri native Tyler Farr just garnered his first number one single with “Redneck Crazy.” Can he do it again? His new single, “Whiskey In My Water,” is a radio friendly follow up that makes it likely he could have another hit on his hands.
Unlike his previous offering, there’s no alluding to violent behavior in this song. If anything, the male in “Whiskey In My Water” is crazy in love and thankful for his girl. The song is about a couple who are going out for a night. Where does the whiskey fit in? Well, his girl is compared to the good stuff. His life is like water, plain and bland & she is the whiskey who gives his life its flavor. Sure it has trucks, dirt roads and alcohol
references, but you’ll be hard pressed not to hum along or tap your foot during the chorus.
To quote the lyrics, this is one song that surely “goes down smooth.” His raspy voice, which in all honesty I am partial to, delivers a love song just as well as it does redneck crazy.
“Cause when the sun goes down it’ll get a little hotter/Make an ole boys heart beat a little harder
Know I cant lose cause its goin’ down smooth tonight/Baby/One ain’t enough man may I have another
Sittin’ around a fire getting drunk on each other/Everyday I pray and thank God I got her she’s the moon in my shine the whiskey in my water”
The song, which is one of eleven tracks on Tyler’s debut album ‘Redneck Crazy,’ is available now.
Scott DeCarlo left his position as a police sergeant in New Jersey (after 16 years of service) and moved to Nashville to pursue the dream of a career in music. His musical style has been described as “energetic, accessible and authentic.” This sound is evident on his second single at radio “I See Trouble Comin’.”
“I See TroubleComin’” was written by David Lee Murphy, Chris Young and Ira Dean. The song is a pure country rocker. Strong electric guitars & a pulsating drum pound on this amped up number which fits his big voice perfectly. The song is about guy who simply can’t get out of trouble’s way, especially when it
involves a female. The way Scott delivers the introductory “oh boy,” you can actually foresee the trouble comin’.
“How come the light at the end of a tunnel is always a train/When I'm waiting on a cool breeze I get a hurricane/Blonde hair blue eyes why can't I just run and hide/Lord it's a shame I see trouble comin but I can’t get out of the way”
Scott plans to release a full length LP in 2014.”I See Trouble Comin’” is available now.