Album Review: Marthia Sides "I Got Faith"

Putting aside a successful Broadway and TV career is not easy to do. However, the talented Marthia Sides makes the transition look simple with her newest album "I Got Faith." Being beautiful doesn't hurt either.
While "I Got Faith" was released many months ago, the album is relevant for today's country music marketplace, and the artist's polished vocals are readily evident on every cut. The album begins with the rousing "Just Right" and followed by the cut "Underappreciated."

Sides channels her inner Gretchen Wilson with "Some Assembly Required." This track may be the album's best chance for a country chart hit. That said, Marthia Sides' star shines brightest on slower tracks like "Teardrop." If music charts were based solely on talent, "Teardrop" would be a Number One country track. Simply beautiful.

"What A Girl Wants" is another slow ballad that perfectly showcases Sides' considerable talent. "Angels In The Snow" also has great appeal, and radio program directors should consider adding this cut to their winter or Christmas playlists.

"I Got Faith" shows a country artist in top form - ready to take on the world. Watch out for Marthia Sides, because "Teardrop" proves that her polished country vocals are begging for the perfect country song that could easily send her to the top of the country music charts. Here's hoping that day arrives soon. CountryChart.com

Review: Kyle Park "Fall 2010" EP

Other Texas country stars must secretly dislike Kyle Park. You see, crafting the perfect country melody is hard work. The problem for them is that Kyle Park makes it look easy. To make things worse, Park is constantly reminding them how good he is by releasing a new EP every three months.
The EP begins with the heartbreak track "All Night," written by Park and Ben Clark. While the lyrics are sad, the track is insanely hummable. The next track "The Heart Of You" treads more familiar territory, and the song is carefully paced and builds to a toe-tapping chorus.

"I Think You're In Love" is the EP's biggest surprise, because it deftly blends traditional country with an easy going Texas country swagger. "Whatever It Takes" is a departure for Kyle Park and offers a smorgasbord of musical influences, including some latin flavor.

However, the best track was saved for last. The deeply personal "Overboard (It's Over)" is a beautiful, understated cut that reaches deep into the soul of Kyle Park and tugs at the heartstrings of listeners who have suffered a break-up.

"Fall 2010" will leave you wishing for winter, which will hopefully bring another EP from Kyle Park. However, while you're waiting, go ahead and reward Kyle Park for his hard work by downloading "Fall 2010". Artists that work as hard as this country boy deserve the full support of Red Dirt fans. CountryChart.com

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