Clay Walker had a pretty good 2010.
His single She Won’t Be Lonely Long peaked in the top five in the spring. It was his first top five in a couple years. The hit put Clay back on the top of the charts where he had been for most of the ’90s.
Toward the middle of the summer Clay was arguing with his label over what the follow up single should be. Too many times for artists it’s difficult to follow up a hit single with another hit single. The country music scene is littered with albums that have one huge hit single and a few others that fail to make a big mark.
Clay’s label won the argument and released Where Do I Go From You – a song Clay liked, but wasn’t sure it was the right follow up. A few months after the single first appeared on the charts we see Where Do I Go From You in the top 30 and appearing to be heading even higher.
The song is about a guy recently left by the love of his life. He goes through the normal routine of a job and heading out to the taverns looking for things to occupy his mind. He can’t get through even a few minutes without thinking about his former lover.
This is an all too familiar situation for many folks out there and perhaps that’s why the song is climbing the charts. When a period in our life ends we struggle sometimes to figure out where and what we are supposed to do next.
It seems like maybe Clay’s label had things figured out when they released this song. They also may have something to prove by putting a little extra effort into making this one a big hit. It should all work out in the end for both parties and perhaps after this song peaks on the charts sometime in the next few months Clay can release the song he had originally wanted – Summertime Song – just in time for Summer 2011.
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Where Do I Go From You – Clay Walker