This is the first time I’ve heard Amanda Watkins. I’m excited to listen to the new single because it features Jamey Johnson. And I’m a big Jamey Johnson fan. He’s been a part of the modern traditional sound in country music. He’s been out on his own without a label recently, but has been showing up on a few songs.
Let’s see what they have in this one.
If I Was Over You – Amanda Watkins
I feel like from the very first note that I’m put back in time. It seems like you’re transported in time to a small town where you’re sitting on the porch while the old radio plays this song. You can almost hear the crackles in the background like this one was recorded way back in time.
Talk about a voice. Amanda Watkins is powerful and soulful. She is a voice that country needs right now. She sounds like she’s been in country music forever. That voice just captures you.
This isn’t the type of song that you would hear on country radio right now. But I think that’s what it has going for it. There is a place for the catchy song, but this one is catchy even in the slowed down kind of way.
You’re kind of just entranced by it. If you like old time country then you have to love this one. And throw in Jamey’s voice, which has been soaked in life and this duet really has something cool.
I like it and I really like it as a duet. I thought maybe it was a sad song, but it’s more of a yearning love song. Maybe it’s a bit of both.
What do you think of this one?
Chart Estimate: #30
CML Points: 88/100