So this guy came to my attention recently.
I’ve been binging the Bobbycast from Bobby Bones. I haven’t listened to the interview with Brandon Ray just yet, but Bobby has mentioned this guy on a few other episodes.
Bobby’s got a pretty cool style. He’s in tune with all kinds of music including just about every era of country music. And he’s definitely up on new country music out there.
And he’s a fan of Brandon Ray.
It looks like Brandon doesn’t have an official current single out right now, but this song from last year has quite few streams on Spotify.
Let’s check it out.
American Way – Brandon Ray
If that’s not a radio-ready hit I don’t know what is.
Right from the get go this one sounds like it belongs. The production is flawless. Brandon’s vocals sound fresh and perfect for what’s going on with country right now. They’re familiar while also sounding unique, which is always tricky for new artists.
The story has a few themes going on. Blue collar life. Small town living. Working hard all week and then living for the weekend.
Isn’t that the American Way?
It’s just a rollicking song that sounds like it would have been perfect for summer. I’m sure if Brandon was out playing shows the last couple months that this one would have been going over really well.
I’ll have to do a little more digging on him. He seems like an artist right on the cusp.
What do you think?
Have you been a fan of Brandon’s?
CML Points: 86/100