Sometimes I forget how good Wade Bowen is and I need to check-in. I realized I hadn’t checked the Texas Country Chart in a while and it didn’t surprise me to find that a Wade Bowen song was at the top.
So today we’re looking at that song…one that probably should be on the regular country charts.
Sun Shines On A Dreamer – Wade Bowen
I love the groove on this one. The opening music sounds like something you would hear in the ’70s. It kind of reminds me of a James Taylor song in a way…a good way. I love James Taylor.
You used to get songs like this throughout the history of country music and for a while in that sing-songwriter era in the ’70s.
It’s that kind of song that tells a specific story about life and the people going through it. And along the way you get a really cool melody and groove. It won’t make you dance fast and it won’t make you party, but it will make you feel good about life.
That’s the kind of song this one is. I don’t know if there is room for it on today’s country radio, but I really like it. They know what they’re doing down in Texas if this one is up at the top of their chart. I’m jealous.
This is just a pleasant song to listen to. It’s different in that you won’t hear it much today, but I could see it being a hit if a major artist was to record it…maybe someone like Kenny Chesney. He still sticks to the story songs.
What do you think of this one?
Have you heard it before?
CML Points: 84/100