Caitlyn Smith

Caitlyn Smith released an EP last year and with just five songs, she easily made her way to my personal list of best albums of 2016. I didn’t have this blog last year so I never had a chance to write about her, but if I did, I would have said that she is going to be country’s breakout star of 2017.

Smith is one of those behind the scenes Nashville songwriter extraordinaires who is ready for her own time to shine. She’s written or co-written songs for Cassadee Pope , Jason Aldean, Lauren Alaina, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, The Nashville Cast, and even mother fucking Garth Brooks (she sings the song Tacoma herself on her EP and absolutely crushes it).

I can’t really say enough about how much awesomeness her talent is, so just listen and judge for yourself.

 

Sam Outlaw

I wrote a music blog for about five years, but a few years back it crashed and died. The entire blog and all of the archives are dead and gone. I held a candle light vigil for months, hoping the crime would be acknowledged by the local news, but all I got was a generally wonderful smelling home. Blood orange and sandalwood seemed to be what the candle was scented.

This is the resurrection. And I don’t know where to begin. Someone just asked me what my first post would be and I had no response. I’m honestly not insanely excited about any albums from the past few weeks, but there certainly have been some gems. So why not start with the album that I was just listening to as I put this website together.
Tenderheart by Sam Outlaw.
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