Ray Scott - Crazy Like Me
Album Review By: Penny
Rondinella - CSO Staff Journalist
Scott says: He's taking the bull by the horns and not only doing
this one his way, but on his own label, Jethropolitan Records.
He says not to worry, "It’s the same ol’ Ray....without a
leash!" The only thing is, you'll have to buy this CD by going
to his web-site at:
www.rayscott.com and ordering it or better yet, go out
and see him live and get a copy of it there. Cause once you hear
his incredibly deep baritone voice and all that enthusiasm in
his songs, you'll want to get a copy to plug into your car or
home stereo for future listening. This cowboy is going
A few years ago Warner Bros. Records
released Scott’s debut album, My Kind Of Music, it was on
Billboard's Heatseeker's chart and #1 on (CMT's) Country Music
Televisions sales chart for 2005. "After a couple of frustrating
years dealing with a big record label that was no longer holding
up their end of the deal, I'm finally free, and the taste of
freedom is sweet!" Go over to his web-site and take a look see
and hear all about it from the horses mouth, so-to-speak, on how
Scott really feels about the record companies and them dragging
their feet. This cowboys not shy about speaking his mind, if
you've heard any of his music, you'd know that he wears his
feelings not only on his sleeve but in all 10 tracks of this CD.
He's calling the shots this time and he's telling some mighty
powerful stories on this project. All ten tracks were written by
Scott along with longtime friend and co-writer Phillip Moore,
whom he calls P-Mo. Kind of tells you a little about this cowboy
and his sense of humor.
While on the road promoting his
debut album, Scott performed with Legendary Randy Travis, who
would often sing Scott's songs that he himself wrote. He says:
"To stand there and watch Randy sing a song that I wrote and
watch the crowd react to it was really neat. It's fun to sing
[songs] myself, but there is something different about watching
somebody who's a legend stand up there and do a song of yours.
It really makes you feel good." And rightly so, as a song-writer
I would think that if you've been doing this for sometime and
you finally get someone that is a legend like Travis or even say
Haggard, to sing one of your songs, you've pretty much come full
circle, don't ya think? And then to get out there and take the
bull by the horns and do it all yourself, I'd say you are doing
it right. You've got to be proud of yourself Scott.
This CD has some great tunes on it
and you can tell that they all had to be just a blast to write
and record. But I have to say that "Slow Down" is my very
don't know about you but I love a slow song to
two-step to and this is one that would be awesome for that. Plus
it kind of fits with my life right now with how fast life seems
to go these days:
I think I need to slow down, take a minute,
take a look around, gonna be wishin' I hadn't missed out, if
I don't slow down."
Second has to be "U Ain't Takin' This Hard
Enuf," Scott says that it's probably the newest song of the
bunch. It's a toe tappin' sing along kind of song that I
believe women out there are going to love and want to play
over and over again and are hoping that the guy out there
that they broke up with is feeling this way. The lyrics I
liked best are:
“I'm the poster boy from misery since we
said goodbye and from what I'm hearing hell you ain't even
Every verse is very cute and he ends the song
talking (with that deep voice) saying;
"Can I get you to squeeze out one
tear.....just one!” ... and
I'm really looking forward to seeing Scott
next month with the Honky Tonk Tailgate Party 08
along with another favorite Trent Willmon. It should be a
fantastic show. These two are also teaming up in October
along with Wade Hayes, Mark Wills and Jace Everett on
Trent's annual Beach Party in Cancun.
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