I encourage you to read that title in your best Jerry Seinfeld voice.
There are quite a few major albums set to come out in the second half of 2009, which also means that there are quite a few lead singles hitting radio now. I don’t know if I’m getting old and cranky or if all of Nashville has signed some pact to lead with the blandest stuff possible in 2009, but wow, this is discouraging.
Recent singles that have bored (and sometimes disappointed) me, many from artists I count among my mainstream favorites:
Gary Allan – “Today”
George Strait – “Living for the Night”
Jamey Johnson – “My Way to You”
Joe Nichols – “Believers”
Sara Evans – “Feels Just Like a Love Song”
Blaine Larsen – “It Did”
Brooks & Dunn – “Indian Summer”
Miranda Lambert – “Dead Flowers”
If it were up to me, I think I might scrap these artists’ new singles and release the following songs from their most recent albums in order to give them time to rethink their new material. Granted, this is pretty far-fetched since some of their “most recent albums” came 3 or 4 years ago, but humor me for a minute anyway:
Gary Allan – “Half of My Mistakes”
George Strait – “House With No Doors”
Jamey Johnson – “Women”
Joe Nichols – “My Whiskey Years”
Sara Evans – “Missing Missouri”
Blaine Larsen – “Let Alone You”
Brooks & Dunn – “Ballad of Jerry Jeff Walker”
Miranda Lambert – “Dry Town”
Whose new material has disappointed you? If you had to pull one more single from that artist’s last studio album to buy them time to work on the new stuff, which song would you choose?