I figured I was going to like Jarrod Birmingham’s music after checking out a couple of his press photos. The guy looks like a throwback with a little modern flair.
Old cowboy hat. Roughed up shirt and jeans. Boots. Grizzled face along with some pics that have him wearing wraparound sunglasses.
This guy looks like an old country singer.
I was pleasantly surprised that he was a good old country singer. His sound is awesome. If you want some throwback country to the likes of Haggard all the way to Toby Keith then you’re in the right place with this one.
All About Me – Jarrod Birmingham
This song is about as country as it gets. The song is about living the true country life. The narrator is singing about his life in the country music world. He’s not a big country star, but he knows that he couldn’t do it the way they do it now.
No American Idol or The Voice for him. He’s going to write songs about the hard life. Unfortunately the thing for him is that all the songs he writes tend to be about him and his life. And with this reflection he realizes that his life has been pretty difficult.
But that’s something we all deal with. We all live like a sad country song at times.
You probably won’t hear this one on the radio. You probably won’t see this album at the award shows this year, but it’s a really good one if you love traditional country music.
I know I do.
CML Points: 87/100