So I first heard this song back in the fall, but I couldn’t find it on YouTube or anywhere so I had to hold off on the review. Then I kind of forgot about it until this week. And thankfully the song is up on YouTube now so I can share it with you. I think this could be a sleeper hit this year. Check it out and see what you think.
Lonely In Tucson – Chris Chitsey
It’s incredibly difficult for an artist to get a first hit on the mainstream country charts. There isn’t room for many on the charts and radio stations are comfortable with the established acts. It’s hard for new artists to get attention and nearly impossible if they don’t have respected industry labels and execs helping them out.
But sometimes the power of the song can overcome all the obstacles. I think this song has a shot.
It’s about a guy riding in his truck when he hears a lonely woman call in to the radio stations. She says that she’s kind of on her last wits with her man. The guy thinks that maybe it could be the love of his life. He thinks about all the things he’s been ignoring in their life and he rushes back home.
He finds that it wasn’t her that called in, but he still vows to change his ways and commit more to her than ever before.
If I had to compare this song to another it would be Austin by Blake Shelton. That was Blake’s first hit and it was a big one. It kind of had that little twist in it that people kind of like.
What do you think? Will this one be a breakout hit?
Chart Estimate: #15
CML Points: 89/100