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REVIEW: Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood – Remind Me

Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood.

After the announcement that Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host the CMA Awards again this November, their duet on Brad’s new album, “This Is Country Music,” should be shooting up the charts. There’s no reason for it not to be a hit: putting together two of the most recognizable voices in country music today is a guaranteed hit. “Remind Me” is a haunting tune about two lovers whose relationship has fallen apart and they’re left wondering why. I don’t think there is anyone else in country music who could make this duet as good as it is. The song was meant for Brad and Carrie, and probably Brad’s best duet yet.

While Brad is great on the song, it’s Carrie’s vocals that bring it home. A beautiful single, once Carrie joins the song it brings it to a whole other level. The hype for the song may have been bigger than Brad’s entire album, but in the end, it lives up to the hype. The song demands that the vocalists give it the attention it deserves: and the two friends do it justice and then some. It might be one of the strongest duets yet this year.

REVIEW: George Strait – “Here For A Good Time”

George Strait.

It’s starting to look like party songs are all the rage with Nashville’s men. Over the last year we’ve had “All About Tonight” (Blake Shelton), “My Kinda Party” (Jason Aldean), “Am I The Only One” (Dierks Bentley),  and “Country Girl (Shake it For Me” (Luke Bryan) are just some of the many that have become the popular theme. But when the King of country music, George Strait, releases a party song, well, it’s not your average party song.

Strait released his 89th career single last week, “Here For A Good Time.” It’s his second highest debut for a single in his career, and was the most added at radio last week. The single, co-written by Strait with his son, Bubba, and friend Dean Dillion, this song has a chance at being the fastest rising of the country music veteran’s career of over thirty years.