Corey Koehler is a friend of Country Music Life.
He’s contributed articles to the site. He knows his stuff when it comes to music.
And while he may not be country in the traditional sense you should still check out his music.
He just happens to have a brand new album out right now.
To listen to each track and purchase the album, visit: Corey Koehler – FM
Here is my track-by-track review.
Corey Koehler – FM
1. Why Wait
The album starts out with an upbeat song about not waiting for things in life. It could be about quitting your job and moving on to better opportunities. It could be about taking a risk and asking your girl to marry you. There are lots of things we all kind of wait on. Things won’t happen if you don’t take a chance.
2. Frac Sand Blues
The Midwest and other areas have seen a huge boom in frac sand the last few years. The oil industry needs the sand so it can shoot it into the ground where oil is deposited deep inside rock. The only potential issue is that mining for frac sand may lead to environmental issues.
3. I Think About You
This one has a really cool rock groove. Right from the opening you get hooked on this song. That’s what’s pretty neat about these songs. Corey isn’t afraid to put some great hooks on his tunes. They’re not all slow ballads. I like it. This is a highlight on the record.
4. When The Rain
There are a lot of things that can go wrong in life. Sometimes we just get dealt a bad hand. It’s painful for everyone involved.
5. Let’s Take A Walk
What I like about Corey’s music is that he finds a way to blend so many styles. He’s a little country, but I know he’s also a little fan of heavy rock. You can hear it in his voice. I don’t know what you call it, but it’s good music.
This one has a singer-songwriter feel from the ’70s. It’s pretty cool. The music fits the lyrics well. It’s about meeting that special person in your life for the first time.
6. See You Smile
The drums are heavier on this one and you really feel that upbeat groove, which rolls through nearly all the songs on the record. It’s about seeing the person you love smile and this song will make you smile.
You know what?
This one reminds me of Hootie & The Blowfish. I don’t know if Corey will take that as a compliment, but it’s meant to be one.
7. Brown Boots
Maybe just at touch slower on this one. You can feel the ’90s rock influence in this one. It’s different, but still good.
8. When The Wind Blows Softly
The first time I heard this intro I liked it. I like it so much that I used it for my series of hunting videos. Thanks to Corey for letting me use it.