Country Universe – A Country Music Blog » Recommend a Track: Pick the Next SingleRecommend a Track: Pick the Next Single
by Kevin John Coyne
Today, I’m bringing back an old Country Universe favorite: Recommend a Track.
We all like to play armchair record executive. So I’m asking readers to share what they think should be the next single from a current country album.
My Pick: Carrie Underwood, “Do You Think About Me”
The first two singles from Blown Away have been dramatic affairs, where the production is as much the star as the vocalist. I’ve found both “Good Girl” and “Blown Away” to be very compelling singles, but I’m jonesing for a simpler showcase of Underwood’s incomparable vocals.
“Do You Think About Me” is thematically similar to “Strawberry Wine”, but it’s heavier on nostalgia for the actual relationship and is refreshingly indifferent to any innocence lost. It’s a crisply produced record that allows the melody to remain front and center. It’s one of those records that makes me smile every time I hear it.
What do you think should be the next single sent to radio from a current country album?
So for the DYTAM fans who want this as the 3rd single, you have an ally in Kevin lol.
I'm loving Kevin more every day!
DYTAM might be ok...I am not too sure what the next one should be!
I am fine with this choice if it is indeed the next single but they had better release WAW somewhere down the road.
I agree with him about wanting to see something simpler and softer but I personally prefer Wine after Whiskey or Good in Goodbye.
Wine After Whiskey!! It's a great song and people will love it
Evan Farmer wants it to be a single (not that his opinion really matters)
I'm the only one who wants LLA?
I wonder if Carrie and her people are finding this as hard of a decision as her fans are - Ha - one thing we all have in common is we love this cd and these songs and we'll love whatever choice they make - we just want the singles to come out in the order we choose - all 14 of them!!
^^ That is exactly what I was thinking. Not to mention she's a CMA co-host!
Looking ahead, we have the ACAs, Grammys, PCAs, and ACMs! Should be a great award season for Carrie!
Well thinking in the awards performances I would like for third single GIG or TBC!
^^ Love GIG, TBC and WAW!