So I have to admit that I really haven’t been following The Voice this year. So I don’t have all the information on Sundance Head. I do know that he was the winner of the show over Billy Gilman.
I did know that Billy was doing pretty well on the show this season. I remember when he was in country music as a kid and it’s pretty cool that he’s been sticking with music and he sounds great. So I was kind of rooting for him.
But the more I heard about Sundance the more it sounded like he was a great country performer. So let’s check out what I think is his next single.
Darlin’ Don’t Go – Sundance Head
I love that a song like this can be popular in today’s world. It seems like it’s popular with country audiences and with pop audiences. There is obviously a demand for music like this out there if Sundance is winning a big singing competition with songs like this.
It’s not entirely rooted in country music, but boy I don’t know if it gets much more country than this today. I could easily see this one being from a bygone era in country. The more I listen the more I actually hear some Ray Charles influence in this one. A little blues. A little rock and definitely some country.
The song seems to be about a guy that’s done something wrong to the woman he loves. Perhaps he didn’t even realize it until it was too late and now she’s gone and he’s trying to beg her to stay.
Just a really cool song for an artist I hope has a future in country music.
Chart Estimate: #30
CML Points: 84/100