Last night, after I sat through another hour of not all that good auditions for American Idol, I decided it was time I listen to what I knew was going to be very good country music. I pushed “Best of Chris Cagle” into my CD Player, and thought I relax a little.
That didn’t happen… Oh, I listened, but I didn’t do much relaxing. If anything, I wanted to get up and dance. When the first track, “Hey Y’all” finished, on came “Country By the Grace of God.” Two in a row that are a little more than ‘tap your toe to this one’ songs. They’re the kind of song that you hear and you want to go to a concert. You can just see Chris on stage singing them. And that’s good.
The third song is one of his top 10 hits, “What A Beautiful Day.” It’s one we all know, and one most of us can sing along with, and I’m glad it’s on a CD titled Best of Chris Cagle. It needed to be. And while we’re talking about songs that just had to be on that CD — How about his No. 1 hit, “I Breath In, I Breath Out,” No. 8 song, “Larado,” No. 5 “Chicks Dig It,” and No. 3, “What Kinda Gone”. They’re all there, too.
I’ve been a Chris Cagle fan for a very long time, so I’m familiar with all the songs on the CD. The other songs you’ll get to hear in this 15-track CD include “My Life’s Been A Country Song,” “Wal-Mart Parking Lot,” “I’d Be Lying,” “My Love Goes On and On,” “Look At What I’ve Done,” “Anywhere But Here,” “Miss Me Baby,” and “No Love Songs.”
Chris wrote or co-wrote 10 of the 15 songs on this CD. One thing I really liked about this CD is that while I knew all of the songs, it had been a very long time since I heard some of them. It was really good to sit down and listen to the whole CD, something I know I’ll do time and time again.
I had the opportunity of seeing Chris when he was on a CMT Tour a few years back with Brian McComas and Rascal Flatts. That was at Freedom Hall in Johnson City. I also got to see him when he did a show at our Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn. He put on a super show, and he was on of those entertainers who knows how important it is to go out of your way to say “Hi” to your fans. He signed autographs, posed for pictures, and made sure everyone at his concerts had a really great time.
CONTEST: This CD will be released on Feb. 9, 2010. You can enter to win your very own copy now. All you have to do is fill in the entry form below. I’ll draw one winner on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, and that person will receive the Best of Chris Cagle. Keep an eye on your e-mail, because if your name is selected at random from all the entries received, I’ll be sending you an e-mail requesting your name and address so the CD can be mailed to you. Good Luck!
CONTEST ENDED FEB. 13, 2010. A NEW CONTEST WILL BE COMING SOON.
I’m not going to say that only Chris Cagle fans are going to enjoy this CD, because I believe anyone who likes country music is going to play this one until they wear it out. It’s more than the Best of Chris Cagle … it’s Chris Cagle at his best.
I’ve got to get my very busy Wednesday started, so I’ll talk to you all soon. Have a great Wednesday!