It was a little over 8 years ago when Big & Rich released their first single.
The duo had a different country sound. They promoted the intersection of all kinds of genres and helped shape things for about five years. They took some time off to work on their own projects and came back last year. Now they’re back with a new single, which will be the first off their upcoming new album.
Have a listen to That’s Why I Pray.
That’s Why I Pray – Big & Rich
This is certainly a different Big & Rich. The guys appear more mature in their music. That’s Why I Pray is not the first serious subject song the guys have covered, but I feel it’s their strongest statement about life to this point. They are reflecting on the important things and really driving home a point about life and how people go too far sometimes.
The closest song to this was probably 8th of November. That song meant a lot to quite a few folks in the country audience. I think this song gets close to that story. It has meaning. It has hope.
That’s one thing with Big & Rich. They always seem to focus on the optimism. Even with all the bad in the world there is always a place to keep hope for this world and your fellow man and woman. The bad is all mentioned in this song. It’s important to think about it. It’s important to remember the things that happen, but there is always something you can do and that’s focus on the better days ahead.
I think you have to believe in those better days. Even if today isn’t all that bad. Life is worth living because of the better days ahead. The past is the past. Let’s move on and focus on a better tomorrow.
That’s Why I Pray gets better with each listen. It’s a great song. It’s a great comeback for BIg & Rich.
What do you think?
Chart Estimate: #15
CML Points: 80/100