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Single Review: A Thousand Horses, “Smoke”

A Thousand Horses Smoke

“Smoke”
A Thousand Horses

Written by Ross Copperman, Michael Hobby, and Jon Nite

Your tolerance for this song will be completely dependent on your tolerance for a woman being compared to nicotine addiction.

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Single Review: Chase Rice, “Gonna Wanna Tonight”

Chase Rice Gonna Wanna Tonight

“Gonna Wanna Tonight”
Chase Rice

Written by Shane McAnally, Jon Nite, and Jimmy Robbins

Here’s what I don’t understand.

Let’s put all of the clichés to the side for a minute.   Going out, drinking, fishing dock, pretty red lips, yada yada yada.  They’re all here, as uninteresting as ever.

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Single Review: Gloriana, “Trouble”

Gloriana Trouble

“Trouble”
Gloriana

Written by Ross Copperman, Mike Gossin, Jon Nite, and Rachel Reinert

I’m starting to think there’s a group of guys in Nashville who have only two things going for them: the ability to sing “whoa-oh-whoa” and enough dirt on every record producer to blackmail them into singing on thirty records a year.

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Single Review: David Nail, “Whatever She’s Got”

David Nail Whatever She's GotIs “Whatever She’s Got” really just David Nail doing whatever he’s got to do to stay in the game?

Nail is one of the most distinctive and substantive new voices to emerge in recent years, especially among the crop of younger male artists.  He’s had more false starts than most, going through two labels in eleven years and having moderate to major hits, but not building up enough momentum to string a few together.

“Whatever She’s Got” is certainly his biggest hit to date, as it’s his first to reach gold status.   It’s so beneath his talent, though.  As generic as they come, it’s hard to believe it’s being sung by the voice behind “The Sound of a Million Dreams.”

But it’s working for him, I guess, and his upcoming album has a Brandy Clark co-write and a duet with Lee Ann Womack.   Here’s hoping that “Whatever She’s Got” gets him a good enough foot in the door that he can actually walk through it this time, and sneak some material worthy of this talent in with him.

Written by Jon Nite and Jimmy Robbins

Grade: C

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