I can’t for the life of me figure out why Kelleigh Bannen hasn’t had a huge hit yet. The songs she’s been putting out have been really great, but she really hasn’t broken through with that first big hit on the radio. Here she is again with yet another really good song. Hopefully this is the one that breaks her career wide open.
You Are What You Love – Kelleigh Bannen
I think this song is really well written. There are some clever lyrics and lots of images that you don’t really hear often in other country songs. That’s one of the challenges is to figure out ways to say familiar things without being cliched. I think this song succeeds in that challenge.
You have mentions of a CJ-7 and a bunch of other little cool details. Then you throw on top of all that with a really catchy melody and you have a great song. It’s something that people can definitely sing along with and maybe that’s what country fans have needed from Kelleigh.
The song is about all the things each of us loves and how those things kind of become the person we are. We love to do certain things and when you look at all those things you get a pretty good picture of who you are.
I really like the song if you couldn’t tell already. What are your thoughts?
Chart Estimate: #15
CML Points: 88/100