I thought I had already put this song on CML, but it looks like I had an oversight. I’ve been hearing this song all over country radio for the last few months. It’s been on regular radio, SiriusXM and I’ve also heard it a bunch on Spotify.
I went back and looked and the first song we looked at from Canadian Duo, High Valley, was way back in 2012. So it’s pretty cool that they’re finding success in the US. There has been a long history of Canadian artists having success in the US, but it doesn’t always happen.
We’re happy to have High Valley here and it seems that country fans all over are loving this song.
Make You Mine – High Valley
I’m not really going out on much of a limb saying that this song will crack the top ten in the US. It’s already hovering around #20 and it seems like it still has momentum although I’m not sure. It does look like the band has put out a new single in Canada. We’ll see how things go.
The first thing that stood out about this song is the style and groove. It’s definitely uptempo and has that Folk/Bluegrass feel. I’m a Bluegrass novice so you can jump on me if this comparison is wrong. I don’t know if it’s really true bluegrass, but it has that folk-type feel and sound to me so that’s what I’m going with.
What I do know is that the song is a good one. It’s a love song. It has a good hook. It’s something that sticks with you and that makes it a good song in my book.
Chart Estimate: #10
CML Points: 88/100