Big Machine has been one of the most successful record labels in Nashville for the last decade. Taylor Swift is the main reason for the label’s success, but the label has also done great things with other artists. And anytime they’re behind a new artist (Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett) people usually pay attention.
A new artist on associated with Big Machine has been getting some attention for a fun new single. Check this one out from Ryan Follese.
Float Your Boat – Ryan Follese
I was starting high school around the turn of the century and the pop music around that time had some fun summer-type songs from bands like Sugar Ray and Nine Days. The songs were straightforward and fun. They had great beats and made you feel like having a good time with friends.
Float Your Boat would have fit in well back then, but I think it could have a chance to do well at country radio. I’ve heard it a few times already on The Highway and it seems like country fans have been liking it. It’s really a great song for summer and we’re rolling through the hottest months right now.
It looks like Ryan has been around Nashville for a long time. I think he’s been part of a band for a long time and he might still be with that band, but they’re promoting him as a solo artist.
He’s one to watch over the next couple months. This catchy song could become a hit.
Chart Estimate: #15
CML Points: 84/100