Chris Young and Danielle Bradbery came over to the Orange County Fair last week and we had the chance to go and hear their great voices. After seeing the great show, I was thinking about what I wanted to say in my review and I had a real epiphany. I realized that a lot of my reviews have some sort of criticizm about the state of country music, and while I do think there’s a lot to criticize, I decided that that’s not the man I want to be. In this example, or life in general, it’s really about what you choose to focus on that’s going to matter.
So instead of focusing on trying to hunt out the artists that cross the line of what country music should be, I want to focus on all of the great artists that are out there – and there are a lot of them!
Danielle was team Blake’s season 4 winner of “The Voice.” “Heart Of Dixie” was a single that had some radio success. She has grown up a bit since winning “The Voice,” but she still has the same winning personality and of course, a great voice. I was really impressed with her set. She did a great version of Katy Perry’s “Roar,” and sang a couple new songs that she has written for her upcoming new cd. I’m excited to hear it and hope that it’s successful.
Chris Young took the stage with his hit song “A.M.” and played a lot of his hit songs in an energetic and entertaining show. The great thing about his performance was how thankful he was to the audience for the success of his songs. He said, “I know I say thank you a lot after songs, but the fact is I have a lot to be thankful for!” You could tell he was having as much fun as the audience was. I’ve seen a lot of shows at that venue, and don’t think I’ve ever heard the crowd as loud as they were for Chris. I really liked it during “I Can Take It From There” when he mentions Conway Twitty, he stopped and said he didn’t think the audience reacted enough to Conway’s name. So he did an amazing version of Conway’s “I’d Love To Lay You Down.”
Chris recently announced his “I’m Coming Over” tour and his new cd will be out in the fall. You will have definitely lost out on some great music if you don’t listen to the cd and try to see him in concert.
written by Geoff Brown/CMM Contributor