Showing posts with label Charlie Worsham. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Charlie Worsham. Show all posts

Dec 30, 2013

FTM's Favorite Albums of 2013: 21-60

22. Band of Heathens - Sunday Morning Record

23. Tim Easton - Not Cool

24. Quaker City Night Hawks - Honcho

25. Caitlin Rose - The Stand-in

26. Charlie Robison - High Times

27. Water Liars - Wyoming

28. Buffalo Gospel - We Can Be Horses

29. William Clark Green - Rose Queen

30. Doc Feldman and the LD50 - Sundowning at the Station

31. Lindi Ortega - Tin Star

32. Robbie Fulks - Gone Away Backward

33. Chris King - 1983

34. JJ Grey & Mofro - This River

35. Shinyribs - Gulf Coast Museum

36. Valerie June - Pushin' Against a Stone

37. The Wood Brothers - The Muse

38. The White Buffalo - Shadows, Greys and Evil Ways

39. Will Hoge - Never Give In

40. The Statesboro Revue - Ramble on Privilege Creek

41. Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis - Cheater's Game

42. Deer Tick - Negativity

43. J. Roddy Walston and The Business - Essential Tremors

44. The Mavericks - In Time

45. Javi Garcia - The Great Controversy

46. Jimbo Mathus - White Buffalo

47. The Winery Dogs - s/t

48. Holly Williams - The Highway

49. Alan Jackson - The Bluegrass Album

50. Red City Radio - Titles

51. Clutch - Earth Rocker

52. Charlie Worsham - Rubberband

53. North Mississippi Allstars - World Boogie is Coming

54. Zane Williams - Overnight Success

55. Cage the Elephant - Melophobia

56. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris

57. Hiss Golden Messenger - Haw

58. Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap

59. Jason Boland and the Stragglers - Dark and Dirty Mile

60. Dallas Moore Band - Blessed Be the Bad Ones

Very Honorable Mentions:
Bonnie Whitmore - There I Go Again, Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck - Eden, The Devil Makes Three - I'm a Stranger Here, George Strait - Love is Everything, The Avett Brothers - Magpie and the Dandelion, The Weeks - Dear Bo Jackson, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Old Yellow Moon, Dawes - Stories Don't End, I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House - Mayberry, Jayke Orvis & the Broken Band - Bless This Mess, Owen Temple - Stories They Tell, Have Gun Will Travel - Fiction, Fact or Folktale?, Lorde - Pure Heroine, The Wild Feathers - s/t, Phosphorescent - Muchacho, Lincoln Durham - Exodus of the Deemed Unrighteous, Star Anna - Go to Hell, The Deadfields - Often Wrong Never in Doubt, Left Lane Cruiser - Rock Them Back to Hell, Hank 3 - Brothers of the 4x4, Kellie Pickler - The Woman I Am, D.B. Rielly - Cross My Heart + Hope to Die, Amanda Shires - Down Fell the Doves, Brett Detar - Too Free to Live, Blitzen Trapper - VII, Mando Saenz - Studebaker, Cody Canada - Some Old, Some New, Maybe a Cover or Two, Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City, Childish Gambino - Because the Internet

Aug 20, 2013

Album Review: Charlie Worsham - Rubberband

Let's get something out of the way. Charlie Worsham's new album, Rubberband, isn't going to appeal to those of you who can't stomach anything commercial …because it's VERY commercial. Slick, even …and it might even be called "pop country" if this were still 1999. Also, there's no death or whiskey. So, now that the hardcore gritty music fans have moved on to, here's why the rest of you should grab this album immediately.

Rubberband is mainstream country music as it probably should be in 2013. It's not rock masquerading as country, or country wishing it were pop, or (thank God) hick-hop. It's accessible but not pandering. It's catchy but not built solely around hooks. It goes down easy, but requires repeated listens to get a full appreciation. 

Charlie's music is organic, honest and warm. He's not trying to rock your party or bump the speakers under the seat of your jacked up Dodge. He's trying to make you feel something.

Maybe it's the confusing feelings of the first spark of love, as in winning album opener/debut single "Could It Be." Perhaps it's the desperation of being in an unbalanced relationship, like the sure-fire hit "Want Me Too."  Or possibly, it's the unbridled loneliness of "You Can't Break What's Broken." 

Worsham harkens back to the better pop-country acts of the 90's like Diamond Rio and Vince Gill, but also brings a youthfulness and modern freshness to the mix. Gill and Marty Stuart (who'd probably be counted among Charlie's mentors) guest on the charming "Tools of the Trade," a love song to playing music, if there ever was one.

There's not a pasture party or chromed-out truck to be found on Rubberband. There's not a hip-hop beat or raging guitar solo (though Worsham has the chops to pull one off) one. There's just plenty of authentic good music that's not trying to be anything it isn't.

May 6, 2013

In The Year 2030 #9

Florida-Georgia Line reunion plans go awry when Autotuner
won't agree to the financial terms of the new contract

Taylor Swift has a "Cougar" ankle tattoo and still dates 20-something celebrities

Garth Brooks' Branson Rodeo shuts down for three months after
Brooks breaks a hip dismounting from his "flight" cables

Curb Records sues Tim McGraw for the 124th time

Luke Bryan's skin tight jeans are now worn pulled up over his belly button

Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer celebrate their 17th year of marriage. 
Haha, just kidding... Brantley files for divorce from his sixth wife, stripper Lucy Andrews.

Hunter Hayes, still unable to grow a full beard, named CMA Artist of the Decade

Chris Brown's third country album, Sometimes Love Hits You Like That, certified double platinum

Charlie Worsham arrested in Las Vegas for solicitation of a prostitute, 
threatening an officer, and possession of 12 grams of crack cocaine

Colt Ford gets sick and tired of people in the bar yelling out requests. 
Unfortunately, he's the bartender and must fulfill their orders or lose his job

Nov 15, 2012

OMG Reviews: Charlie Worsham - Could It Be

by Brittany Fant, 14-year-old music fan and aspiring reviewer

Listen to the song here.

Oh Hunter. You know you'll always be my first love, but I've met somebody. Hunter, you haven't answered any of my emails or replied to my Facebook posts so I need to do for me now. You'll always be in my heart, but Charlie Worsham is my new man. He's got puppy dog eyes and long dark hair and he's so handsome. He can play lots of instruments too, just like you!  And he started young, just like you. Awww, he was soooo cute with those chubby cheeks!

I don't know if that was actual music he was playing with that weird tiny guitar, but he did it real fast and all those redneck people clapped so it must be good! Now, Charlie's all grown up and looks like this:

Swoon. Sorry Hunter, this is my new love!!!!!
and playing music I can kinda get behind! Like this new song "Could It Be." It's a sweet love song that's a little too country for me, but I can just get lost in Charlie's voice and think of his hotness and get through it just fine. He's a good small-town boy with nice manners and he's not a little boy like you, Hunter. When he sings "then again I might just change your name," I just sigh and stare at the ceiling. Ahhh. Charlie played on Taylor Swift's tour so a lot of girls my age got to see him and are probably in love with him too, but he's mine girls!!!! Stand back or get jacked, lol! I'm gonna write a song to send Charlie and hopefully he'll put it on his new album. It's gonna be a love story about a girl who lives in the suburbs and dreams of meeting her Romeo and one day she goes to a concert and he pulls her up on stage and asks her to marry him and she says YES!!! And they have 3 dogs, 2 little boys named Beau and Martin and a 2 story brick house outside of Nashville!!! Please sing it Charlie! Anyway, Hunter, you're so five minutes ago and Charlie is soooooo.... 5 heart hands!!!

Mar 18, 2011

YouTube Gems: Charlie Worsham

Hometown boy made good. He's opening for Taylor Swift on her upcoming tour, but I won't hold that against him. Dude's got skills.


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