You all know Matt Stillwell, and by now you all know I like him – if you don’t you haven’t been paying attention. I think he’s a great entertainer. And a great guy. He’s talented, has a great personality, and he makes anywhere he performs a really fun place to be.
I recently received a copy of his new CD. It’s Matt Stillwell Shine/Deluxe Edition. It’s got all the Matt Stillwell songs I love, and if you haven’t heard them – take my word for it, you’re going to love them, too. Matt is the kind of singer who puts out one song and it just stays with you. I know I’m not the only person who can sing “Shine” form start to finish, right along with Matt.
But the CD is more than “Shine", it’s good music. “Dam This Rain,” “Somewhere Between Me and You,” “Moment of Weakness,” and his newest single, “Dirt Road Dancing,” are all great examples of the kind of performer Matt is. And, there’s even a remix of “Dirt Road Dancing,” where Matt is joined by Colt Ford. The Deluxe edition will be released today.
Now let me tell you guys about Sunny Ledfurd. When I listened to his CD, “Sunny Ledford Greatest Hits 2003-2009,”
I wasn’t sure what I was going to think of it. And I’ll be honest, I had pre-judged the CD … just a little. Sunny sang with Colt Ford on a few songs on Colt’s CDs. And, I’m not a big Colt Ford fan. I know I’m pretty much in the minority here – but I just can’t get into ‘rap’ (be it country or otherwise). So while I think Colt Ford is really a pretty cool guy, and I’m looking forward to seeing him in Gray, Tenn., in August at the Appalachian Fair, I’m just not a big fan of his music.
Ok, that said … when I put Sunny’s CD into my player, I was expecting a lot of the kind of stuff Colt does – that’s not what I got. I got country music. Maybe with a touch of rap here and there – but for the most part, I got country music. By the way – that title, “Greatest Hits 2003=2009” – that simply tells us a little about Sunny’s sense of humor, because he hasn’t been putting out hits since 2003. It was a joke.
Sunny’s CD will be released on June 29. And to give you an idea of what you have to look forward to from him … Here’s his video to “Pontoon Boat.”
Time to head out for now. But I’ll talk to you all soon! Check out Sunny’s MySpace page … and visit Matt’s again, too. Have a great Tuesday.