Back in 2001, Pat Green in conjunction with Cory Morrow put out an album called Songs We Wish We’d Written. It was a collection of all kinds of songs that meant something to them. Now in 2012, Pat Green green is doing the second edition of the album, minus the collaboration with Cory Morrow. It’s called Songs We Wish We’d Written II, it comes out today and you don’t want to miss it.
Let me just throw out some writers of some of the tracks on this album to name a few: Tom Petty, Collective Soul’s Ed Roland, Walt Wilkins, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, Shelby Lynne. I’m telling you, it’s good stuff. Now, while Cory Morrow didn’t collaborate on the album as a whole, he does help out with one of the songs as do Monte Montgomery and Jack Ingram.
After taking a listen, my favorites would have to be All Just to Get to You, Jesus On a Greyhound, and Soulshine. Soulshine has got a definite bluesy vibe that I’m absolutely loving.
I’ve got several albums to tell you about today. A couple that came out last week and a couple coming out today.
First up, Martina McBride’s Eleven. I have to admit, I pre-ordered this folks. I’m a fan. I bought Teenage Daughters as a single and just honestly couldn’t wait for the album to come out. My favorite song that I have on repeat from the album is Whatcha Gonna Do. Love it. This album has sort of a bluesy vibe to it and I’m loving it.
Next, Lauren Alaina’s Wildflower. This is also a release that came out last week. If you’ll recall, Lauren Alaina is one of the finalists on American Idol last season. You’ll want to check out Like My Mother Does and Dirt Road Prayer on this one.
Shelby Lynne’s Revelation Road is coming out today. I’m a big fan of Shelby Lynne. She’s got a fantastic voice and has a rebel attitude about her music. I’m always excited to check out her new stuff. Check out The Thief and I Don’t Need a Reason to Cry off this one.
Last we have Montgomery Gentry’s Rebels On The Run. I Like Those People, Missing You, and So Called Life are definitely some to listen to off this album. Sounds like Montgomery Gentry have had a rough year with a cancer diagnosis and divorce, so let’s give them some love shall we?
It’s that time of year! Time to drag out the old Christmas CDs by our favorite country artists. All of these are in my rotation. I have to say my favorite is the Lee Ann Womack, The Season for Romance, it’s very bluesy country. What am I missing? What else do you listen to around this time of year?