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Keith Anderson - C'MON!

Album Review By: Brianna Nightingale, CSO Staff Journalist
8/27/08

Over the past few years Keith Anderson has worked hard to earn the reputation for putting on power-packed live shows that will leave everyone in the crowd completely satisfied. With that in mind, when Anderson goes on tour to promote his sophomore album, C’MON!, you may want to purchase a pair of tickets.

Anderson co-wrote ten of the eleven tracks on C’MON!, a mostly highly energetic collection of songs that fit his distinct style flawlessly. Several of Nashville’s finest songwriters including Jeffrey Steele (Rascal Flatts’ “What Hurts the Most”) and Rivers Rutherford (Brad Paisley’s “When I Get Where I’m Going,” Jason Michael Carroll’s “I Can Sleep When I’m Dead) shared their talents on this album. Not only did Jeffrey Steele co-write a few songs, but he produced the album as well.

“Different co-writers have different strengths and I think you tend to tuck away certain ideas for certain co-writers," Anderson said in his website biography. "You always hope to write a song that touches people."

The album’s current single, which Anderson co-wrote with Jason Sellers and Tim Nichols, is certainly one that does that, proven by the fact that it has been climbing the charts quickly. "I Still Miss You," which Anderson said is “a universal song of missing someone no longer in your life," is an extremely authoritative song to which several people can relate.

Anderson has quite a thorough song catalog since before earning a record deal, he took the time to write as often as he could. "I moved to Nashville to get a record deal and while it didn’t happen as quickly as I’d have liked, it was a blessing because I got to spend those years writing and developing a song catalog," he said. "While I wrote a lot of things for this record that reflect where I currently am in my life, it was also nice to be able to reach into that catalog."

Both Anderson and Big & Rich decided to include “Lost In This Moment,” nominated for Song of the Year, on their albums. When I saw Anderson in concert last year, he noted that they each liked the song so they decided to share it and record the song individually.

The line dancers will be happy to hear “Crazy Over You” and the sentimental, possibly brokenhearted and lonely folks should appreciate “I Ain’t Hurtin’ Nobody But Me.”

Other tunes to pay close attention to include “Closest I’ve Ever Been” and “C’Mon,” the title track. We could all afford to listen to “Closest I’ve Ever Been” every once in a while to help remind us what we have to be thankful for and what we should appreciate. “C’Mon” has the Keith Anderson energy we all look forward to.

Although this is only his sophomore release, Keith Anderson has followed up with the image he created for himself, and C’MON! will not disappoint his fans, whether new or old.



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