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“ Great Old country folk feel! I grew up listening to this stuff with my Grandmother! Great melody great vocals and amazing band! This captures the style perfectly! - YouFirstAfterMe Listowel, Ontario, Canada October 5th, 2009”

You First - GB Canada

“Great! Fine piece of Texas swing! I guess the melody and chords are perfect for this genre and they work fine for this tune as well. Both lead and backing vocals are great I think. Exactly what you expect in a song like this. The song is well performed, specially like the pedal-steel. Some real fine licks! I wasn't expecting something like this in the jazz category, but of course you're right! Where else should you put it? Over all I liked it very much. Thank you for playing such wonderful music! - aztor October 21st, 2009”

Aztor - GB Arizona

“Track of the Day on 28Apr2010 in Country Track Of The Week on 29Jun2010 in Country Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 28Apr2010 Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 8Sep2009 Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 20Oct2009 Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 27Oct2009 Best Guitars in Country, week of 28Apr2010 Best Drums in Country, week of 9Jun2010 Best Lyrics in Country, week of 21Apr2010 Best Lyrics in Country, week of 28Apr2010 Best Lyrics in Country, week of 9Jun2010 Best Melody in Country, week of 28Apr2010 Best Melody in Country, week of 9Jun2010 Best Beat in Country, week of 9Jun2010 Best Mood in Country, week of 9Jun2010 Best Mood in Country, week of 8Sep2009 Most Original in Country, week of 9Jun2010 Most Original in Country, week of 8Sep2009”

Award Panel - GB Reviews

“SOUNDS LIKE ELVIS!- ROCKS RIGHT ALONG AND DOESN'T LET GO. LYRICS AND CHORUS ARE GREAT! GREAT PIANIST. SINGER SOUNDS LIKE ELVIS A LITTLE. PRODUCTION SOUND GOOD. LOVE THE STEEL GUITAR. I HAD FUN LISTENING TO YOUR SONG! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Bass, Keyboards, Production, Lyrics, Beat, Originality, Grooviest Rhythm. - Weatherford, Texas June 10th, 2010”

Brad Miller - Lonestar GB

“love it it da good music Extra Credit: Production, Mood. April 23rd, 2010”

Michelleh - Jamaica GB

“Quirky tune This tune has a nice gritty sound. I like the swampy quirky feel of it. Kind of a funny hook in the chorus. It's definitely easy to remember. I think the production on the tune goes with the vibe of the song. It's kind of old and grungy sounding which is the vibe I get from the lyric. Cool honky tonk piano riffs as well. St. Louis, Missouri June 17th, 2010”

Daniel Mohr - St. Louis Music Fundamentals

“You Got The Blues! I like the groove of the drums and the guitar rides real smooth, too. The lyrics are refreshingly original, playful and imaginative. 10 stars!!! San Jose, California June 12th, 2010”

Echo - Night Owl

“Classic country music The all-famous Johnny Cash beat makes an appearance here all the way throughout the song, which perfectly sets the mood for the song, amidst the howls of slide guitar and hazy bluesy piano which kicks ass from all sides. The lead guitar almost sounds like a sax here, which is great, a lot of tasty licks running around my eardrums. Old-school country will never go away and is always here to stay. Udon Juan Astroninja www.myspace.com/astroninary Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards, Production, Beat, Mood. Singapore, Singapore May 29th, 2010”

Udon Juan "Astroninja" - GB Asia

“ i like it! it has a Hank Jr. sound and a great hook, love the piano and steel guitar. lead singer is "moaning the blues" and it don't take anything away from song. Springfield, Missouri June 9th, 2010”

Jon Sutherby - GB Reviews

“Hank Junior the Second- old fashion Honky Tonk Country. ooh whee, that girl better look out, we got some rough and rowdy rednecks on the loose and they got weapons!! very cool song! the lead vocalist sounds very much like Hank Williams Junior or Billy Ray Cyrus. whole song sounds like it could be from Hank II or for him. I love the heavy bass, would like to know what it is, sounds almost tuba-like. Great lyrics- is there any other genre where you would ever hear the word "vermin"?? This is very cool arrangement! It really catches your ear. love the dobro and piano solos, although would love to have them a bit higher in the mix (louder) and would love to hear the last two drum beats sound like the firing of a gun.. Great song! good work, anxious to hear more! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Bass, Mood. Abilene, Texas June 8th, 2010”

Leslie Morgan - Lonestar GB

“Johnny Cash- This reminds me a little of Johnny Cash. The track moves well, the steel guitar is nice and the backing vocals. The vocal drives the track and fits well with the mix. The instrumental break is nice and A real compendium of instruments, good job! Extra Credit: Guitars. North West, United Kingdom April 29th, 2010”

Chasteberry - GB United Kingdom

"Woman"-Rollin Rollin Rollin Hyeah - this belongs in a spaghetti western or Ralston commercial - I like it - very well executed style with rollicking piano and very good production.Reminds me of that guy who did "Rawhide".. Extra Credit: Guitars. Manakin Sabot, Virginia May 2nd, 2010

Howlin' Mike - Old Dominion

“ Sounds like a Johnny Cash classic, which is great as far as I'm concerned... Instrumentation is good, very cool piano solo, and tasteful slide guitar. Sounds like a vintage recording. Melbourne, Australia May 12th, 2010”

Phil Dean - Australia GB

“not bad... Nice tight groove. Feels like a Cattle Company commercial jingle. Nice female background vocals. Added a nice touch. Excellent piano work on the break. I imagine this band would be fun to see live at the beer garden. I was knocked out by the vocals. He really lays all the cards on the table. The instrumentation all so solid I couldn't let go! Way to go!! Munich, Germany April 21st, 2010”

Bloody T. - GB Europe

“WO-MAN!- Great Piano break!! Loved it! The song, kinda has the cowboy feel to it.Thought it was good. The tempo and the beat are good. Singer has a powerful voice, smooth but solid. Well rounded song. Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Keyboards, Beat. Wewoka, Oklahoma May 6th, 2010”

Sam - Drag City Warehouse

“Older Country Style This song reminds me of the older style country stuff. I like the vocals of it because it reminds me of johnny cash and elvis. The vocals are cool because of the way they are enunciated and the way it is sung. I love how the keyboards just comes running in, they keyboardist is very good. I love the song and the style. Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards, Lyrics, Melody, Beat, Mood, Coolest Chill-Out Track. Hilliard, Ohio June 26th, 2010”

Travis Bryant - Street Rod Blog

“Fun traditional country with a haunting twist Really good sound. Vocals are killer (is that Waylon?!) I like the melody and chord structure. A good haunting country tune. Good job! Colorado Springs, Colorado May 19th, 2008”

D.A. Hughes - Rocky Mountains GB

"Woman": New Elvis- Take your mind back a few years, i think you could hear Elvis singing this country tune. Great track, i love the feel, i love the vocals, the lyrics are great as well. Everything about this song is great, i love it. This is pure country nostalgia.Really has ROOTS in Rockabilly! Ratcliff, Arkansas June 16th, 2010

Willie Stradlin - GB Nashville

"Woman":Step on It! Sounds like a young Jimmie Rodgers with a really good backup vocals. The bass riff drives this tune with the pedal steel adding an eery sound. The break sounds like it was done on a synth (nice). Good story to boot. Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Production, Lyrics, Melody, Beat, Most Rocking Track. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada June 9th, 2010

Riley Waters - GB Canada

"Woman":Oh yes..... This is the good old fashioned rockabilly I like, great beat, great bass...good lyric...almost punk in nature. Really kicks out the footlights and gives the finger to the vanilla sounding stuff currently coming from Nashville! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Bass, Melody, Beat, Originality, Most Rocking Track. Chicopee, Massachusetts June 5th, 2010

Brian Chicoine - GB Reviews

“Awards! Track of the Day on 8Sep2008 in Americana Track of the Day on 6Mar2009 in Jazz Track Of The Week on 13Apr2009 in Jazz Track Of The Week on 11May2010 in Americana #9 Feel Good Track in Americana, all-time Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 16May2010 Best Male Vocals in Americana, week of 22Sep2009 Best Male Vocals in Americana, week of 29Sep2008 Best Male Vocals in Americana, week of 20Oct2008 Best Male Vocals in Americana, week of 3Nov2008 Best Male Vocals in Americana, week of 8Dec2008”

Awards "Western Hero" - GB Reviews

“Sounds like Elvis- Great lyric writing. Nice idea. The chorus has a great message. Catchy rhythm. Well thought out song.I would definitely buy this one..we need more message songs like this one! Mashpee, Massachusetts April 27th, 2010”

Cheryl Jones - GB Reviews

“Now THIS is REAL country!! I love this simple tune. I love the mix and how it feels like a real performance and not studio enhanced. The lead vox at first sound a little like Waylon Jennings. At least that's the artist that comes to mind. The steel guitar and brushed drums are a nice homey touch to a cute lyrical song about not staying mad at those we love...life's too short, right? Good positive message...and love the steel guitar and lead guitar duet...but it's too short...keep that going a few more bars! Extra Credit: Mood, Originality. Spring, Texas February 15th, 2010 ”

Timothy Lyle - Lonestar GB

“Awards! Track of the Day on 28Apr2008 in Country Track Of The Week on 29Jun2009 in Country Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 28Apr2008 Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 8Sep2008 Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 20Oct2008 Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 27Oct2008 Best Guitars in Country, week of 28Apr2008 Best Drums in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Best Lyrics in Country, week of 21Apr2008 Best Lyrics in Country, week of 28Apr2008 Best Lyrics in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Best Melody in Country, week of 28Apr2008 Best Melody in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Best Beat in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Best Mood in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Best Mood in Country, week of 8Sep2008 Most Original in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Most Original in Country, week of 8Sep2008”

Awards Committee - GB Reviews

“WOW! a pleasant simple song well it feels comical, light, romantic, and even a little sarcastic. at the same time, the lyrics are fun and playful, the sound is simple and in my opinion that is what really makes this song work, I actually feel like i am slightly tipsy at a dingy bar and low and behold... a GODDESS b4 my very drunken eyes. thank you for being real. i liked all the lyrics-they are playful but really heartfelt..you made me feel like i was there Haiku, Hawaii March 16th, 2009”

Bubba Lee - Maui Portal

"North Salinas Bar" This song has a very good chorus to it. The lyrics are very good. The song also has a good beat and rhythm to it. Good use of guitars and keyboard. This is definitely a song that ranks up there with Larry Hosford's great "I'm From Salinas".I wish Chris Ladeux was still around..this one is perfect for him! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Lyrics, Beat. Salinas, California March 23rd, 2009

BUMBIS - Rodeo Review

"North Salinas Bar":Country is still alive and kicking! Great old school country music the way they used to do it! Musically this track has a great balance of instruments i.e. drums, bass, honky tonk piano, guitars even a lap Dobro. Really nice mix! The song itself seems set up right as far as the flow of it and the verse to chorus transitions are really nice and dynamic. This is a great country roots track and I'm glad to know this style is still alive and well but don't take my word for it, have a listen for yourself! -Little Boot Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Bass, Keyboards, Production, Melody, Mood. Chesapeake, Virginia March 22nd, 2009

Little Boot - Chesapeake Review

"North Salinsa Bar":I smell cornbread and beans in that intro! The singer sure has listened to Merle and Waylon A LOT and it shows!We all have our influences and so does this guy, but this sounds original; this voice sounds natural and not forced. The lyrics sound made up on the spot in the tradition of great American folks music. You had me until the spoken part, it got a little stereotypical but then coming back into the chorus after that sounded very good! Parker, Arizona January 24th, 2009

Thad Foster - GB Az

"North Salinas Bar": I feel better after listening to this song. A real toe-tapper. I love the lyrics even though I have absolutely no idea where Salinas might be located. Great musicianship particularly the lead solo and piano. Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Keyboards, Lyrics, Melody, Best Feel Good Track. Aurora, Ontario, Canada January 19th, 2009

A & R - Cyclone Records/ Canada

"Love Is Bigger" Track of the Day on 28Apr2008 in Country Track Of The Week on 29Jun2009 in Country Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 28Apr2008 Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 8Sep2008 Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 20Oct2008 Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 27Oct2008 Best Guitars in Country, week of 28Apr2008 Best Drums in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Best Lyrics in Country, week of 21Apr2008 Best Lyrics in Country, week of 28Apr2008 Best Lyrics in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Best Melody in Country, week of 28Apr2008 Best Melody in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Best Beat in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Best Mood in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Best Mood in Country, week of 8Sep2008 Most Original in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Most Original in Country, week of 8Sep2008

Awards Committee - GB Reviews

“What a voice This tune is one of the very honest songs you get the pleasure of reviewing every once in awhile. A very simple arrangement of acoustic guitars and a singer. But, man, what a singer! He starts off singing rather subdued, but as the song grows his intensity and passion increase. Some nice doubling tracks during the chorus, which actually has a timeless and catchy hook- "I love you today, I love u..."- is so damn good I wonder if this is a cover of long forgotten country love songs.Powerful, mature and reminiscent of retro country guys like Johnny Cash or Marty Robbins. The music of the acoustic is very simple and all the emphasis is on the lyrics. Extra Credit: Male Vocals. Foggy Valley, Iowa October 12th, 2008 ”

Triptofan - GB Reviews

“Strong Voice, Clean Recording A powerful male lead vocal PRIMARY to the arrangement sort of in a Roger Whitacre or Ed Ames style. Singing tastefully accompanied by solid finger picking - but this one is ALL ABOUT THE VOCALS. The singing has great presence. His voice is in-key, emotional, folksy, with some real nice vibrato at the end of phrases. Harmony vocal track sounds great. The chorus and come around had an Everly Brothers feel to it. The bridge was reminiscent of Harry Chapin. The hook is catchy in a way Orbison grabs you. Really nice sketch. Look forward to full production. Southampton, Massachusetts October 21st, 200”

Andrew Kowalski - GB Reviews

“Nice work! The picking is nice and you have a voice that does paint a nice picture. Your voice is distinguished and has the sound of wisdom behind it. The melody is quite good to the piece and I like the harmonies. The lyrics are exceptional. Great work. Extra Credit: Originality. Racoon City, Minnesota October 23rd, 2008”

DP Stanley - Stanley Reviews

"I Love You Today":Gordon Lightfoot sounding Nice acoustic guitar. Passionate performance. Nice song. Interesting. Could hear Roy Orbison doing this song. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada October 26th, 2008

Burnt Rose - GB Canada

"I Love You Today": Today and Tomorrow Great vocals and honest passion in the lyrics. I'd put a second guitar in there when the second voice comes in to fill out the sound though. Nice Roy Orbison-style vocal. Murfreesboro, Tennessee October 31st, 2008

Jesse Vorthos - GB Nashville

"I Love You Today": Great voice on this song. Really a powerful singer. You really emphasize your hook, forcing us to pay attention to your words. I especially like it when you become so forceful you even growl a bit. This song would be even more powerful if you had a female friend who could sing along with you on the chorus. A great song, nice job! Extra Credit: Male Vocals. Jefferson City, Missouri November 2nd, 2008

J. Lueke - GB Nashville

"I Love You Today": A distinctive voice, lyrically and musically, delivered with real conviction and a sense of experience. The voice is truly singular. It's crying out for a crystal clear female voice like Emmylou Harris to really make it shine as a memorable duet. Extra Credit: Male Vocals. London, United Kingdom November 3rd, 2008

Phil Harper - GB United Kingdom

"I Love You Today":Good opening - strong song I like the confidence in your song and sound. You sound like a sober Johnny Cash - without the cigarettes. I like your ability to sing it like you mean it. I love the chorus. Brings tears to my eyes. Sounds like it comes straight from your soul. Thanks for sharing your soul with me. Sobering! Best song I've heard on here yet. I really relate to the feeling and emotion. Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Production, Lyrics, Mood, Originality. Athens, Georgia December 17th, 2008

Hackserskash - GB Nashville

"I Love You Today":Loved it Very romantic song/hook-lyrics were written well-liked the timbre of the voice-deep and powerful-melody was done very well Chicago, Illinois December 31st, 2008

Leo Back - Violet Vicious

"I Love You Today":If it's all about the chorus then this is it. I love this. It's so forward and confident. "I Love You Today, I Love You Tomorrow" no questions asked. Anyone could perform this song and it'll deliver the same message. If it's all about the chorus then this is it. Strong Vocal, Good Passion. Done! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Lyrics. Los Angeles, California February 6th, 2009

Rofe Larsson - GB Reviews

“Yes, sir... you are the king of the Cowboys - man, is this ever Americana! I mean I LOVE everything about this song - do I have to list everything? The vocals are a cross between Gene Autrey and Garth Brooks. The backing vocals are beautifully performed and mixed. Is that Dale Evans singing in the background. The pedal steel is just played so beautifully! The bass has that oompa oompa oompa you need in Cowboy Music. The little lead at 1:54 is just right for the material. Made me think of Les Paul. The words are right at home in the genre. Nice touch at 2:35 with that gorgeous vocal break. You are my new Western Hero, for sure! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Production, Lyrics, Melody, Beat, Mood, Originality, Best Feel Good Track. Southampton, Massachusetts September 13th, 2008”

Andrew Kowalski - NE GB

"Western Hero":Hank Williams meets BR459 Very nice sound and well recorded. This is clearly a great cowboy-swing song. It is well produced and performed. Very nice job by all of the musicians. There is no doubt that you should be able to get airplay for this song in west Texas and Oklahoma. Very nice! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Female Vocals, Production, Originality. Arlington, Texas September 18th, 2008

Mark Glasmere - Lonestar GB

"Western Hero":Thanks for this one! Sounds like an old 50's country song. I like this kind of music. The vocals complete with the backups are magical. The lyrics make you want to get up and two step around the living room. The song has great guitar parts and a wonderful beat. I like the mood because it puts me in a great one. It's a fun song and very easy to listen too. Thanks for this one! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Mood. Nyc, New York September 22nd, 2008

Allison Katy - Big Apple GB

"Western Hero":Great Classic American Music This is a great tune. I love the old country stylings of this song, and though it sounds like a more traditional song, it also has some elements that remind me of neo-traditionalists like George Strait and Dwight Yoakam. The instruments on this song were great, and the guitars especially were excellent. Also, the vocals and the harmonizations were great as well. I absolutely love it! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Production, Lyrics, Melody, Mood. Shepherdstown, West Virginia September 28th, 2008

James Edwards - GB Nashville

"Western Hero":King of Cowboy Songs Another old time western style song. I never get tired of these. The melody is really good. The vocals fit the song perfectly and the harmonies are right on target. The guitars sing to you in this song and the percussion keeps the song moving right along. The lyrics are good, but with the music and vocals he could be singing horrible subject matter and it wouldn't matter. This song right from the start puts you in a good mood. Great job! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Melody, Beat, Mood. Gainesville, Georgia October 1st, 2008

Big H Parker - GB Nashville

“I want to be a Western Hero Great tight song! Why is this not on the air waves? You have it all here a great old country sound and a solid performance! Bravo! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Production, Lyrics, Melody, Beat, Mood, Originality, Most Rocking Track. Princeton, Minnesota October 16th, 2008”

Chad Everson - Grizzly Groundswell

“Cowboy Tune extraordinaire! I had a smile on my face 10 seconds into this. I used to hear tunes like this when I was a kid. This is real throwback cowboy tune. Very fun. Extra Credit: Mood. Cleveland, Ohio October 7th, 2008”

Sly Witt - GB Nashville

"Western Hero":King of the Cowboys stole my heart. So clean! Very Chris Isaac meets Conway. The lead vocals are quite soothing. The song flows very well, making this a very good sit on the porch swing and read a book ear candy. I would still be tapping my foot along with the beat. The backing vocals are mixed very well and the harmonies are outstanding. Over all the melody is quite catchy and reminds me of the old school country greats. I would actually put this in my library. I am really quite impressed with the quality of the recording and how it was mixed. Great Job!!!! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Melody, Coolest Chill-Out Track. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada November 4th, 2008

Beckie Jane - GB Canada

“Best Melody in Americana, week of 15Sep2008 Best Melody in Americana, week of 29Sep2008 Best Melody in Americana, week of 20Oct2008 Best Melody in Americana, week of 3Nov2008 Best Mood in Americana, week of 15Sep2008 Best Mood in Americana, week of 29Sep2008 Feel Good Track overall, week of 20Oct2008 Feel Good Track in Americana, week of 20Oct2008”

still more awards "Western Hero" - GB Reviews

“Best Production in Americana, week of 29Sep2008 Best Production in Americana, week of 20Oct2008 Best Production in Americana, week of 4May2009 Best Lyrics in Americana, week of 15Sep2008 Best Lyrics in Americana, week of 29Sep2008”

MORE awards "Western Hero" - GB Reviews

“Best Male Vocals in Americana, week of 22Sep2008 Best Male Vocals in Americana, week of 29Sep2008 Best Male Vocals in Americana, week of 20Oct2008 Best Male Vocals in Americana, week of 3Nov2008 Best Male Vocals in Americana, week of 8Dec2008 Best Guitars in Americana, week of 29Sep2008 Best Guitars in Americana, week of 20Oct2008 Best Guitars in Americana, week of 17Aug2009”

More Awards "Western Hero" - GB Reviews

“Awards! Track of the Day on 8Sep2008 in Americana Track of the Day on 6Mar2009 in Jazz Track Of The Week on 13Apr2009 in Jazz Track Of The Week on 11May2009 in Americana #9 Feel Good Track in Americana, all-time ”

Awards "Western Hero" - GB Reviews

“Wanna Be A Western Hero Too! What a charming song! I really like this -- you really capture the old-time flavor that you set out to get. From the fine playing and production, to the clever lyric and wonderful retro feel -- this really hits the mark. I love the lines about "a thousand dollar cowboy who never rode a bronc" -- very clever. Fine playing -- the steel and the piano are great, and the vocals are fine too. The accapella section at the end works very well. Was this a live-in-studio take? Great stuff! Good music never goes out of style! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Female Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Production, Lyrics, Melody, Mood, Originality, Best Feel Good Track. Victorville, California September 24th, 2008”

Bob Conner - GB Reviews

“Calypso Beach Bum A nice piece of work. Good balanced production. I enjoyed the feel and the lyrics were entertaining. I like the calypso infused style. The kind of music I'd like to hear live at the beach one night. Extra Credit: Production. Boone, North Carolina January 6th, 2009”

John Miles - GB Nashville

"Thoroughfare":Nice Tex / Mex feel Good to hear that this vibe hasn't vanished completely. A nice Tex / Mex vibe - ala Marty Robbins. Solid arrangement and nicely balanced. Redlands, Queensland, Australia November 29th, 2008

Finger Picker - Australia GB

"Thoroughfare":Yes! Love the drums - bring on the sun and drinks! I like the style of your band - I think you are incredibly tight. VERY Jimmy Buffet, though. I am curious to what the rest o your songs sound like. You have a very tight band. The rhythm is my favorite part. The mood is light and fun - ready to take the boat out and drink a few - lyrics are fine. Extra Credit: Production. Athens, Georgia December 17th, 2008

Hackserskash - GB Nashville

"Thoroughfare":If Jimmy Buffet moved out west... ...I think this is what he'd sound like. I feel like I put a Jimmy buffet album through some strange filter that countrifies everything! You've nailed this sound brilliantly. The performances are strong all around, from the loping, jaunty drum groove to the slide guitar work, everything fits together nicely. Dig the twang on the vocals and the timbale-like sound of the snare sans wires, especially. The guitar solo in the middle is spot on and has a cool retro surf-rock vibe to it. Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Drums, Beat. Santa Monica, California January 31st, 2009

wiresinthewalls - GB Reviews

“ "I Love You Today":Good opening - strong song I like the confidence in your song and sound. You sound like a sober Johnny Cash - without the cigarettes. I like your ability to sing it like you mean it. I love the chorus. Brings tears to my eyes. Sounds like it comes straight from your soul. Thanks for sharing your soul with me. Sobering! Best song I've heard on here yet. I really relate to the feeling and emotion. Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Production, Lyrics, Mood, Originality. Athens, Georgia December 17th, 2008”

Hackserskash - GB Nashville

"Grampa's Silver Dollar" Five stars Damn, you're an amazing storyteller! What a song, best I've heard in a long time! Great vocals, two thumbs up from sunny Sweden! July 3rd, 2009

Raw Mania - GB Europe

"Down The Thoroughfare":Shuffleboard on the Lido Deck There's a good dose of Jimmy Buffet in this number. Would be cool to listen to on the Lido deck of a cruise ship. Much to like here: great percussion, tight guitars, cool bass line. Enjoyed the pedal steel and the harmonies - thought everything worked really well together. Opening guitar riff had a sound that reminded me of "Brown Eyed Girl". Lead vocal is strong and harmonies are particularly clean. Bouncy, retro feel complete with dated vocabulary. One would need to be tone deaf to not feel the party mood of the song: parrotheads unite and take over. The rhythm section is fantastic - but I am sure you know that. This is a five star song. Go get'em. Extra Credit: Drums, Bass, Beat, Mood, Grooviest Rhythm. Southampton, Massachusetts November 23rd, 2009

Andrew Kowalski - New England GB

"Woman"Original Excellence! This song has a fun beat, and love the addition of the steel lightly in the background. The choices you made in melody and lyrics is simply brilliant! Loved the whole feel and mood of this song. Piano solo was beautiful, and was obviously played by a true pro! Lead vocal has a Trace Adkins quality to it...almmost sounds like Trace Adkins meets the Mavericks. I really enjoyed the twists and turns and the choices you made vocally with this song. This really added to thewhole feel of the piece. The guitar solo also showed some serious picking prowess! Overall this is one of the coolest, strongest songwriting examples I have heard...just amazing efforts, and tons of originality! WAY TO GO! Extra points for Originality, Mood, piano, and guitars! - djmeca Newmarket, New Hampshire April 29th, 2008

DJ Meca - GB Reviews

"Shootin' Out Streetlights": The pretty lo-fi nature of the mix gives it a nice live feel. It just sounds like guys playing! I love it. All the parts that each instrument plays fit the song perfectly. Great lyrics. Very country! I bet y'all are fun live. Extra Credit: Mood. Winter Springs, Florida May 6th, 2008

The Oaks - GB Gulf Coast

“Funny Cool groove, like the dobro( steel) Fun song...funny lyrics. Don't know about " shootin at you", sounds kinda angry...lol Good bar song.The performance sounds like your having fun. The arrangement is cool! Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 30th, 2008”

Hit Songs - GB Canada

"Shootin' Out Streetlights": Very groovy tune. Lovin, hatin, and all round good redneckin country tune. Awesome beat, very catchy lyrics. Fun performance. Great stuff. Extra Credit: Lyrics, Melody, Beat, Mood, Originality. - HankGrant Madison, Tennessee April 27th, 2008

Hank Grant - GB Nashville

“bar song for sure this song makes me want to watch a bar fight!! very hank williams like. cool music and the singer definitely has attitude! - hwcool Hermitage, Tennessee April 17th, 2008”

HW cool - GB Nashville

“right on From the "Flat Broke and Drunk" line, you got me. I love the lyrics; real classic country style here. I can hear a Merle Haggard influence in the vocals, but not to the extent of ripping him off. I like the overall groove of the song, especially the bass. This is the type of music I listen to when I'm not listening for a rock or metal influence, and it's as good as any I've heard. Great job! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Bass, Production, Lyrics, Melody, Beat, Mood, Originality. - scottyblorg Long Beach, California April 21st, 2008”

Scotty Blorg - GB Reviews

"Shootin' Out Streetlights" Wow! I would LOVE to see this live, sounds like it'd be a blast. I'll have my beer in the can, too. This track embodies everything I love about old and outlaw country music..The performance is stellar (props to the piano player, too), the Lyrics have that tongue-in-cheek humor, with some clever rhyming schemes tossed in...The arrangement is simple, as it should be, not overly tweaked. Just great country sounds! Sounds like: Hank Williams/Junior Brown/Jerry Reed Extra Credit: Mood. Hillsborough, North Carolina June 4th, 2008

Lom Lom - GB NC

"It's Real" Gordon Lightfoot's on GarageBand?!!!! Holy COW there in an UNCANNY resemblance! This sounds straight off of the Sundown or Summertime Dream album! I LOVE it! You did an incredible job!! Colorado Springs, Colorado May 17th, 2008

D.A. Hughes - Rocky Mountains GB

"It's Real" GOOD OL' COUNTRY This is real country! Sounds like it was recorded way before I was born, B.P.C.(before pop-country) The vocals are near perfection, and the lyrics are great. It's just plain awesome. Just increase the volume a bit, but don't change the song! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Lyrics, Melody, Mood, Originality. Stevens Point, Wisconsin May 19th, 2008

Vampire Cowboy - GB Reviews

"It's Real":Kissed by teardrops Old school country for sure on this track. Has a Willie Nelson feel in the vocals. Good lyrics which tella nice story and flow well with how the cong is structured. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 27th, 2008

Tobacco Road - GB

"It's Real": One of the most beautiful songs I think I have heard in a very long time. Awesome lyrics, and beautiful melody. Awesome stuff. Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Melody, Mood, Originality. Madison, Tennessee May 27th, 2008

Hank Grant - GB Nashville

"It's Real" SOUNDS LIKE MICKY: Sounds like a sad one in definite country style. Slide guitar is in tune and played the way it should be, helping the singer do his thing. I don't know how many sad country songs I can review before I start drinking again. This singer reminds me of Micky Newberry, ok I know some country. Micky is a great story teller. and the singer here tells a story about it being real. Well he sure convinced me. This a cry in your glass, give me more, I can't take, ok, one more time and maybe I'll feel better country tune. If that is the country you like this artist is for you. Very well done, and full of emotion. Hope you feel better! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Production, Lyrics, Mood, Coolest Chill-Out Track. - ALMCKINNON Phila., New Jersey

Al McKinnon - GB Reviews

"It's Real": Merle would be proud. This is a well written old school country song. Excellent steel guitar playing, well arranged and performed. This sound is lost, so it is nice to hear it again. Vocals are really good and fit this genre. Lyrics are well written and production is just a little low. Had to turn up to hear this track. Thanks for sharing your music with all of us. -Dennis Phillips, Redneck Jedi Extra Credit: Male Vocals. Johnson City, Texas May 28th, 2008

RJ Dennis - Lonestar GB

“Liked the vibe immediately Song established the mood out of the gate-awesome!- love the party feel to it & is that steel guitar cool!- The Lyrics are very well written telling the story so well- the rhythm is on the money also and before I finished the review the song was over- to the point+ well done-bravo - VioletVicious Chicago, Illinois December 31st, 2008”

Leo Back - Windy City GB

"Jessie James" CASH-Y: Acoustic beginning was a nice and mellow beginning of a nice traditional country tune. This is similar to the songs from CASH back in the day, however (GASP!) the vocal is much better than CASH! (Yes, I just said that!) The song has so many nice elements, and they all compliment each other. Stuccato at bridge was a nice effect, and the vocal brought on the same stuccato style which gelled the sound. Strings in the song are also, just beautiful! - djmeca Newmarket, New Hampshire April 18th, 2008

DJ Meca - NH GB

"Jessie James" great song cowboy. the singer is perfect for the song. the chorus is great easy to sing along with and quite catchy. this song has good lyrics. this is a very nice coboy tune, i particularly like the fiddles that come in in the middle, it tops things off nicely. well done! Extra Credit: Lyrics. - drewcumbee Westerly, Rhode Island April 20th, 2008

Drew Cumbee - NE GB

“Classic Country.. I think this song and lead vocals match very very well. Solid vocals that I think are as great as any nashville opry singers i've ever heard. I used to live there and i've seen the opry at least 100 times. Really great chorus and lyrics. I even love the quality of the singers speaking voice. He could do commercials on the side... Extra Credit: Male Vocals. - BrianWebbDallas Rowlett, Texas May 8th, 2008”

Brian Webb - Lonestar GB

“Satisfying Reminds me of Marty Robbins. Chorus: The chorus works well kind of hooky esspecially at the end with the big payoff. Lyrics:Not modern country lyrics but there certainly is a market for this type of country music. I know this type of song would go over well in my area. A satisfying song. Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Production, Lyrics, Mood. - Sowbellyicious Somewherein, Alberta, Canada June 26th, 2008”

Sowbellyicious - GB Canada

“great storytelling i miss the days of great story telling like the country of days gone by, this tells a great story without any fancy guitars or overblown nashville production, that is the true test of good songwriting,just ask willie Extra Credit: Lyrics, Melody, Originality, Best Potential Movie Soundtrack. - stickville Clovis, New Mexico March 9th, 2009”

stickville - NM GB

“ GREAT LYRICS - COWBOY COUNTRY - The Vocals and Production are so Perfect for this song- Nice Levels , I like the lead Guitar track alot . Great Fiddle Work ! The Chorus is Very Catchy ! Extra Credit: Guitars, Drums, Production, Lyrics, Best Potential Movie Soundtrack. - rickstavely Prince George, British Columbia, Canada March 27th, 2009”

Rick Stavely - GB Canada

“Jesse James: The whole song is a metaphor for all the jumpin' to conclusion that goes on today in the media. Nicely put together...real natural sounding, which is what it needed. The story was imaginative and easy to follow. The lead vocal about perfect. I especially like the drum roll when they take him to the hills...that really set the scene without saying a word. Stringing up a preacher really finalized the thing...good hard work! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Lyrics. - balladboy Lake Oswego, Oregon June 24th, 2009”

balladboy - Oregon GB

“Texas justice A good old fashion cowboy song. This is wonderful work, feels very authentic. I could almost hear Johnny Cash doing it. The lyrics tell a great story. The classic tale of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, looking like the wrong person. Vocalist sounds authentic. This dude HAD to have been sitting under the stars around a campfire on the flatlands of west Texas, horse not far off in the distance. Compare this to what "modern country" sounds like. This is so much more clever, so much more enjoyable. Thanks for keeping the legacy alive. Extra Credit: Lyrics, Most Rocking Track. - poiema Atlanta, Georgia July 23rd, 2009”

poiema - Ga. GB

“Jessie James: I love story songs. Cowboy waltz time really helps tell this story. The lyrics are well thought out and very descriptive. The vocal is perfectly executed and fits the song extremley well.Sounds like an honest mistake, but who shot him? Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Lyrics, Mood. - bocorecords Norwood, Missouri [flag] July 28th, 2009”

Boco Records - Mo. GB

“Classic Country Really really nice traditional country tune. I really enjoyed this track because it seemed so reminiscent of so much of the classic country that I've loved over the years. It was as if this song and arrangement were written by Marty Robbins but performed by a talented singer who brought Waylon Jennings to mind (when singing) and Johnny Cash (when speaking). None of those comparisons are meant to be a bad thing either. This is absolutely classic country which revives the "western" sound in contemporary country & western music. I, for one, loved it! 5 Stars! Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Production, Lyrics, Melody, Mood, Originality, Best Potential Movie Soundtrack. - MikeParrish Houston, Texas August 23rd, 2009”

Mike Parrish - Lonestar GB

"Jessie James":Best Lyrics in Country, week of 16Mar2009

awards comittee - GB

“ the vocals and style sounds alot like waylon jennings.i'm sure i'm not the first to say that though.i really enjoyed the lyrics.a very nice job on the writers behalf.i liked the mix of guitar,and mandolin.i think could go straight up the charts.it sounds like real country music. Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Lyrics. - gsa00021 Herold, West Virginia November 11th, 2009”

gsa - GB

“ Cowboy song like the old Marty Robbins stuff. A nice comfortable in the saddle voice here too. I like the three quarter time of this piece too. A good accompaniment with the fiddle. Fiddle a real plus for this piece. I am quite enjoying this. Certainly better than a lot of the run of the mill stuff I here on this site. Good luck. Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Lyrics, Mood, Coolest Chill-Out Track. - oldgeezer Guilford, Connecticut November 30th, 2009”

oldgeezer - New England GB

"North Salinas Bar": This sounds like one of my favorites Can anyone say Paycheck. I like the simplicity of the lyrics and how the Chorus flawlessly merges. Very nice arrangement, especially in the musical bridge. Good harmonies, and band work. Good job. Extra Credit: Programming, Production, Lyrics. - rw_madrigal San Antonio, Texas December 25th, 2008

RW Madrigal - Lonestar GB

“Very, VERY country A funny intro steel/slide guitar intro. A nasal country twangy voice and a stomping bass line and a steady drum beat. Very, VERY country! Cool bar room piano and slide guitar solo. The bass playing in not exactly exiting and the drums could have some variation too. The piano is great and so is the slide guitar. The melody is right on and the hooky chorus is in place. The overall production is not great, the sound of the drums and voices could improve a lot. I would like to hear more piano and ackordion and less bass. With better production this song ha a potential to be a radio hit. Extra Credit: Keyboards, Melody, Mood. - rogerhaggstrom ÖRnsköldsvik, Sweden September 28th, 2008”

Roger Haggstrom - GB Europe

“Wow this took me back And that lead vocal is GREAT! I personally am a huge traditional country fan and that is what this struck me as. You have a very unique sound and the instrumentation is perfectly placed. Maybe get the overall volume up a bit so you can more easily hear the song. Great job though! Extra Credit: Male Vocals. - shawnalynn Brentwood/Nashville, California July 18th, 2008”

Shawna Lynn - GB Reviews

“Great Bar Song Sounds a little like Waylon Jennings. Has a good voice and I like the setting (north Salinas Bar.) Seemed comical. I could see a good video from this. I don't know that I would keep the old piano in it. It was cute, the music was great, and the lyrics told a story. Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards, Lyrics, Melody. - tamralockard Little Rock, Arkansas May 27th, 2009”

Tamra Lockard - GB Reviews

“ Right up my alley. Red Steagall, Bond, Bush....this. I like the separation of the instruments. The piano has a nice tone. i think it's real. if not, then one of the best samples I've ever heard. The resonator was tasty and the vocal mixes the irony with good tone to good effect. Good song. Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Keyboards, Lyrics, Mood. - crossicepass Shenandoah County, Virginia”

crossicepass - GB Reviews

"North Salinas Bar"Honkeytonk greatness: This is very George Jones. The steel guitar intro is quite good and lighthearted. I thought the lyric was going to be lame but the chorus really rescues it from the same old same old. The piano solo is really good the honkeytonk feel is dripping and worthwhile. There is so much that is working. I also hear Hank Jr. a bit of Chet Atkins. Super song that creates a fun feel. Excellent vocals and exceptional playing from everybody. - BrownCoat Wellsboro, Pennsylvania March 30th, 2009

Brown Coast - GB Reviews

“Give it up for the slide Talking county blues style that will never go out of favor. Radio ready and and excellent manifisation of the talent of the artist. Cool!! - DavidDeanWhite Branson, Missouri June 17th, 2009”

David Dean White - GB Reviews

“rockssss this is what i mean when i think of good country great song, with great lyrics, music, voice great great work Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Lyrics, Melody, Most Rocking Track. - mind_overtaker October 13th, 2008 ”

M.O. - GB Reviews

“Track of the Day on 28Apr2008 in Country Track Of The Week on 29Jun2009 in Country Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 28Apr2008 Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 8Sep2008 Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 20Oct2008 Best Male Vocals in Country, week of 27Oct2008 Best Guitars in Country, week of 28Apr2008 Best Drums in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Best Lyrics in Country, week of 21Apr2008 Best Lyrics in Country, week of 28Apr2008 Best Lyrics in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Best Melody in Country, week of 28Apr2008 Best Melody in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Best Beat in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Best Mood in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Best Mood in Country, week of 8Sep2008 Most Original in Country, week of 9Jun2008 Most Original in Country, week of 8Sep2008 ”

awards "Love Is Bigger" - Garageband

“ Nice original and unique song with these Vocals Good mix for this upbeat Country Song, I love that ending ,A real 70`s Southern rock sound to the Guitar. Extra Credit: Lyrics, Best Feel Good Track. - rickstavely Prince George, British Columbia, Canada December 29th, 2009 ”

Rick Stavely - Garageband Reviews

“I Know Love Is Bigger Than That Engaging & catchy folksy song. This sounds like some classic folk song, as if you have heard it before, very good play on words and rhyming. I like the hook within the hook, a sign of intelligent song writing. This is avery good song, well done. Extra Credit: Lyrics, Mood. - peteberwick Chicago, Illinois March 10th, 2009 ”

Pete Berwick - Garage Band Reviews

“Love is Bigger Than That": This is a country song yes, but not in a sleazy nascar kind of way. It sounds a lot like Richard Thompson -- high class country, which cares about the vintage country music style and less about selling a jillion records. Not to say it's not commercial -- it definitely is, with a great chorus. I also love the marching band drums -- so cool that the drum can sustain that for the entire song. Beautiful piece. Extra Credit: Melody, Originality. - stintering Lawrenceville, New Jersey December 31st, 2009 ”

stint ering - GB
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