Jun 8, 2012

Eden's Edge Review



Once again, through Big Machine Records, I am able to review yet another album from a great country trio! It comes out June 12th, so be sure to keep a look out for this amazing group!



Eden's Edge, comprised of Hannah Blaylock (lead vocals), Dean Berner (harmony vocals, guitar, dobro), and Cherrill Green (harmony vocals, mandolin, banjo, guitar), got their start in Arkansas. Growing up an hour's drive from each other (which, in my opinion, was fate!), they were introduced by mutal friends in 2004, before being discovered through the NSAI Song Contest. Their impressive list of accomplishments include being profiled as one of Billboard's "Artists to Watch", being chosen as a CMT LISTEN UP! Artist, and have recently joined three major tours- Reba, Lady Antebellum, and Brad Paisely.

They will also join Rascal Flatts on their 'CHANGED TOUR', in which they will share a national platform with their labelmates, Outnumber Hunger, which helps secure meals for the 1 in 6 Americans struggling. The partnership between Big Machine Label Group, General Meals, and Feeding America engages consumers across the country while encouraging local outreach.

Once again, I have rated each song, which what the song is generally about and what I thought about it.

1. Amen-5/5- When you live in a small town, people know pretty much everything about everything. So when two people fall in love, you can bet that by the time you know it, so will the rest of the town. I love this song because this was the first song I ever heard by them (Duh! It's their first single. LOL). It still has the country sound to it while still staying true to their unique sound.

2. Swingin' Door- 4/5- A guy pretty much treats her like crap, and she won't take it anymore so she just tells him to pack up and leave, "you can't walk over me". This one has a Miranda Lambert sound to it, and since it's all about the girl letting the guy know that he can't just use her, I gave it a pretty high rating.

3. Skinny Dippin'-4.5/5- A girl and a guy are just enjoying their time together during the Summertime, but when their truck breaks down, they have to stay cool somehow, right? I know how that feels. So they decide to go skinny dipping! I found myself bobbing to the song, and I gave it a 5 because being in Texas, I know exactly how it feels to have a car that doesn't run during triple digit heat! Splash!

4. Too Good To Be True- 3.5/5- It's pretty much about a guy who is too good to true. I think most of us have been there before. But I feel I've heard this song a million times before. While the song is great and the melody fits the song, it just wasn't a favorite of mine.

5. Last Supper- 4.5/5- Beautiful song! It's pretty much a sad breakup song, which I am a sucker for. Before they say their goodbyes, she wants just one more time with him. One more glass of wine. One last supper. When Hannah sings, you can feel the emotion behind it. It makes you wanna cry right along with her. Next time I go through a breakup, I know exactly what song I will bring out.

6. Feels So Real- 2.5/5- Such another sad song! She finally realizes that he's gone, but she doesn't want to accept it. I think that's what it's about. But I didn't really care for it. While Hannah sings beautifully, it's one of those songs that I didn't really connect to- and I really couldn't get into it.

7. Who Am I Drinking Tonight-5/5- Finally, a rockin' song! It is reminscent of classic country, close enough to 90's country (which I really love). I just wanted to get up and find a cowboy to dance with. So what's it about? A girl who's ready for an awesome time goes to a bar to find a cool drink of water- and not the drink *wink*. You will hear them mention artists like George Strait (who twin loves), Alan Jackson, Loretta Lynn, and a host of others. Great song!

8. Liar-3.5/5- Imagine watching someone you love just move into someone else's live, even marrying them. You feel wretched-even feel like you're dying inside, but you tell them you're doing alright. It has a recent country feel like it, but it also has the feel of Allison Kraus-esque melodies.

9. Cherry Pie-5/5- Don't you dare think that it's a cover from Warrant. This song is about grateful of the friends and family who are in your life. Even the friends and family who are no longer with you. They believed in you, nurtured you, and helped you become the person you are today. I think song conveys exactly how I feel about Mom and Twin. Without them, I wouldn't be the person I am on this day.

10. Christ Alone-3.5/5- At first, I gave it a rating of 2. I'm not a religious person, but I realized that I was completely biased against my personal beliefs. This is about rating the song, not what I think about religion. It's a beautiful song, nontheless. It's about living every day, doing the right thing, not what is popular. What's unique about this song is that there is no music. It is just their voices blending together to create this masterpiece.

Total Rating (out of 10)- 9/10- Some songs were hit and miss with me. Of course, I was raised on 80's and 90's country, so of course, that's what I listen to when I listen to country. But the I do find myself listening to certain songs over and over (like Who Am I Drinking Tonight and Amen). But I will say that I think I have yet again found another great country trio that I love! Their music makes you want to sing, dance, or even cry along.

You can find Eden's Edge on Facebook and Twitter.

I was NOT compensated for this review. I received a FREE copy of Eden's Edge album from Big Machine Label Group to review. All thoughts/opinions are my own.

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