Aaron Watson’s career has been on the upswing. He has built a really good thing for himself and he’s really done it on his own. There have been all kinds of successful independent country artists, but few can really build to the point where they’re getting mainstream attention.
One thing that has really helped is the fragmentation of the ways people get access to new music today. Streaming has been great. I listen to Spotify more than the radio even though I love the radio.
YouTube, all of it. Independent artists can really get discovered.
Here is the new single from Aaron Watson.
Outta Style – Aaron Watson
Now that sounds like a song that would do well on radio. It looks like Aaron will continue to release this one on his own. Maybe he’ll work out some kind of deal with a big label to help out with the radio side of things, but that seems to be an area that hasn’t fully taken form in the new music world.
Anyway, this one is a pretty straight ahead love song. It’s a guy that’s confessing his love for someone that he’s been with for a long time. Maybe they were in style back when things got started, but he still looks like even after all these years that their love is as fresh as ever.
To me, this song just has a great groove and melody. It’s upbeat. It’s happy. It makes you want to dance. It’s just a really good country song.
What do you think of this one?
CML Points: 87/100