M Callahan has a new album out. He brings his blue collar upbringing to his music.
There are songs about life and love on the album. It’s something for everyone and it’s set to beautiful melodies, which always mark the makings of a solid country record.
Here is a track-by-track review of each of the ten songs.
Album Review: M Callahan
1. Chicken On A Chain
The opener really sets the tone that you’re in the country. But I also like that it’s entirely different from a lot of songs you’ll hear right now.
2. God’s Green Earth
I’m surprised Craig Morgan didn’t find this one. That’s kind of how this one sounds and that’s a good thing. It’s a simple song about a simple, but hard working life. Very good song right here.
3. Baptized By Your Love
There are a few romantic ballads on this one. It’s pretty soulful. This is perhaps the best of the bunch.
4. Checkout Boy
This one certainly has some twang in it. I don’t think it’s overdone in anyway, though. It’s one of the best songs on the record. This one sounds like a single from the first time you hear it. I’ve listened to it a few times and it makes me smile. Women love a guy in a uniform.
5. This Ain’t Right
This one will pull a tear from your eye. It’s about all the things happening in the world, but it’s from the perspective of a child. It will really make you think about life and how you’re living. And if you’re a parent…just forget about it.
6. Trailer Park Paradise
I’m instantly drawn to a song with this title. It’s a good one. Get ready to country rock with this song.
7. Somebody’s Arms
This one has the sound of a classic country ballad. You can hear the long wailing in the music and the simple vocals of M Callahan. It’s a pretty good song.
8. Wrecking My World
This is perhaps the best song on the record. It’s about a guy falling all over a girl. She’s wrecking the world he knew, but in the best way possible.
9. Touch Your Body
This one has been getting some attention for M Callahan. It’s got a really funky groove that kind of blends Billy Currington with Ty England. It’s pretty cool.
10. The Day We Fell In Love
It’s always interesting to listen to the last song on any album. This is how the artist chose to leave listeners. It’s a lasting memory if you nail it. Garth Brooks was famous for putting his favorite song as the last one on his records. If that’s the case with M Callahan he did a great job. This is a really great song. It’s romantic and a simple love ballad.