Chris Cagle is back.
And country music is better off for it. Back in 2000, Chris came on the scene with his brand of country music. The volume was cranked up. The rock influence was there before Jason Aldean ever took the stage. And Cagle became one of country’s stars.
Flash forward to today and Cagle has had some time away. He’s back now with a new song on a new label and a new outlook on life.
Listen to Got My Country On by Chris Cagle and get ready for the comeback…
Got My Country On – Chris Cagle
From the sounds of the new song it seems like Chris is back on the rocking side of things…not that he ever stopped.
Last summer was the start of Cagle’s comeback. I had the chance to see Chris live in Eau Claire in July 2010. He came out for the 5pm show. It wasn’t exactly headliner status, but I’ll tell you what – the field was packed with Cagleheads and even casual country fans. Even in the cold misting rain the fans were staying tough for the entire set. Chris rocked the stage with a high energy show. My favorite part was when he took a fan’s video camera and recorded What Kinda Gone. After the song he told the crowd, “That better end up on YouTube by the end of the show”.
It was a refreshing view on video and sharing music from a country artist (most seem to be annoyed by folks taking pictures and videotaping).
At the time Chris had been released from his major record deal with Capital Nashville. After years of success including his last top three hit in 2008, [easyazon-link asin=”B000ZAZW0S”]What Kinda Gone[/easyazon-link], the label decided it was time to move on. Chris was in the news for some domestic issues. It seemed like a change was good for both sides.
Since that time Chris has joined Bigger Picture Music Group. The team now has Got My Country On going for airplay with an album planned for release sometime in 2012 I’d imagine. And the song seems to be stirring up a bunch of buzz in the country world. And on top of that Chris released a video giving fans a little glimpse behind the scenes of his life on the ranch with his family.
Chris Cagle at Home on His Ranch – Video
It’s refreshing to see this side of an artist. He seems genuinely appreciative of his fans for their support. He came off the same way last summer in concert as he thanked fans over and over for their support. He seems like a nice guy driven to succeed in country music again.
The song – Got My Country On – it classic Chris Cagle. It’s rocking. It’s story is about how Chris lives his life just as he sings about in all his songs – country to the core. He brings home a little cash for his family. He works hard and enjoys life. It’s a song most folks out there can probably relate to. It’s about real country life – working, living, and loving.
The song could be a hit and another comeback for one of country’s most appealing artists.