Shane Yellowbird – Life is Calling My Name
Ross, CSO Staff Journalist
Hello country music fans. It’s so good to
be back in the office, this holiday season buried me in so
many ways I think Jim thought I was gone for good. I got an
e-mail from him asking if I had any reviews done and I
promised him I would get a few done today. Well I broke that
promise. I put in Shane Yellowbirds album Life is
Calling My Name and everything around me
stopped in its tracks. I like to listen to these albums and
while they are playing take note to what catches my attention
on each song. That didn’t happen this time, I found myself
sitting back and just enjoying the powerful vocals of this
handsome young man.
Yellowbird starts you out in true country
form with “They’re All About You,” which is all about
new love and the importance of each other in that glorious
process. Showing the beginning of a pattern you go straight
into another love song. “What A Beautiful Concept” says it
all, a story about loving the one you are with for who they
are and not what you want them to be. Yellowbird sets this beautiful
concept to music brilliantly.
The pattern is the same but the substance is
a little different on the third cut, “Pickup Truck.” Oh
it’s still a love song but this is a hilarious drinking song
about cowboys; their unusual relationship with their pick up
trucks and those cheesy pick up lines they “think” work on
the pretty girls. I laugh each time I hear it, this song is so
much fun and the charisma in Yellowbirds voice is infectious.
Back to the heart melting love songs. I got
chills listening to Yellowbird sing “Get Away With You”.
This is a song about disappearing for a spell, on a secluded
retreat, with your one and only. Be it candle light at home,
or a cabin get away beyond times reach, it’s who you are
with that really matters.
“I Remember the Music” is a catchy tune
about old’ times, broken hearts and singing along to your
favorite songs. Now come on we can all put ourselves in that
memory right? The emotion in Yellowbirds voice when he sings
“Drive Me Home” made it all the more convincing that he is
singing from his heart.
There are a lot of country songs about
dedication but none quite like “Here”. Yellowbird sings,
“Cause baby I’ve got everything I need here” and tells
how fate brought him there. Every girl wants to be loved like
that. “A Summer Day” and “Easy” are two more awesome
additions to this ten-song album of love songs.
The title cut “Life is Calling My Name”
is a one of a kind song, telling of someone who has come to
that point in life when they realize what really matters.
Yellowbird sings “A chance like this doesn’t come every
day/ gotta take it now, can’t throw it away.” The tempo
and strong heart pumping beat makes you want to go with him on
his carefree journey.
Yellowbird makes you feel like you are in an
old’ country hangout where you have your favorite
comfortable spot and his amazing strong smooth rolling vocals
will melt like butter. Definitely adding this one to my
personal CD collection and I would strongly suggest you do the