Keith Anderson - C'MON!
Album Review By: Brianna
Nightingale, CSO Staff Journalist
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
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
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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