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"Wonderful knack for songwriting, very honest and accessible"
"All I Need is a Road, now THAT is greatness"
"Rod's voice is like that of an old friend, someone you want to spend time with and share stories"
“Rod is the kind of songwriter that producers love to produce. His heartfelt lyrics are both accessible and well-crafted, and the stories he tells reflect the real-life heartbreaks and triumphs we all experience. While adhering mainly to contemporary country, his music can draw from rock and pop genres as well. Rod delivers his vocal performances with an authentic style that is truly unique, never contrived, and while he's no polished singer, his voice has total believability. You can't help but love this guy's music!”
"After years of focusing on his construction business, Rod is in a position to follow his passions. His upbeat "Gramma's Got A Lover" is loaded with sing-along audience appeal and he has a growing repertoire of songs that speak to the every-day lives of his fans."
"I don't often meet with "new" songwriters who impress me with both their songs and their soul. It usually takes many years to cultivate a unique voice, language and style and to learn the commercial aspects of professional songwriting; to write songs that mean something to an audience, as well as the songwriter. From our first meeting, I knew that Rod Ballou had both the skill and the soul to be a hit songwriter. His ideas are fresh and universal; his language is honest; and his songs make me laugh, cry and dance -- all at the right times! "Five O'clock Shadow" is the first song we have worked on together and it has felt like a "classic hit" to me from the first time I heard it in it's rough form. The production only enhanced what was already there. I can't wait to hear more! "