Sad day: Heidi Newfield wastes her great voice on a super uncreative self-help song that recycles contemporary country’s favorite standby characters – women whose men mistreat them, and men who drink away their troubles – and offers zero consolation for either beyond “it’s gonna be alright.”
I’ll give the seasoned songwriting team some credit: the tune is pretty dang catchy, and I can see how this all might have sounded somewhat fresh had the song been released at some point in the 60’s. But by now, it’s just been phrased like this way too many times.
Written by Marv Green, Hillary Lindsey, Chris Lindsey & Aimee Mayo
Listen: Cry Cry (‘Til the Sun Shines)