Brand New With Barnes – The Week in Review for Aug 18 to Aug 22 [VIDEOS]
Brand New With Barnes features new songs from well known artists and singers you've never heard of before. This, is your weekly recap in case you missed some.
Blake Shelton is just about ready to release his brand new album, "Bringing Back The Sunshine," which features Shelton's brand new single called "Neon Light."
I first featured Kelleigh Bannen back in January with her second single called "Famous," which was a follow-up to "Sorry On The Rocks" which peaked at #41. The album which was released in 2012, still has no title and I assume can only be downloaded. The new single, her third, "You Are What You Love," she hopes will be the breakthrough single she's been looking for. Being a strong and devout Christian will keep her path straight and with a voice and talent compared to Teri Clark, she should do well.
Gwen Sebastian may be best known, at this point, for her appearance on the second season of The Voice in 2012. She also did a duet with Blake Shelton on "My Eyes" which was no huge surprise since Shelton was her coach on The Voice. So even though she has tasted #1 success, she has yet to chart anything of her own and think "Small Town Soul" may be her first legitimate hit.
Although Dean Alexander grew up as country as country can be, you won't hear him singing about dirt roads, trucks, livestock or drinking beer on a tailgate. Dean Alexander, literally had a $100 left in his pocket when he arrived in Nashville from a one stoplight town on the Ohio/West Virginia border, to pursue his dream. It was while gardening for Barbara Orbison, that he had the chance to promote himself and she signed him to a deal two weeks later.
Josh Thompson released his latest album in 2013 called "Turn It Up" and has only released one song, "Cold Beer With Your Name On It" which hit #27 on the charts. The second single, "Wanted Me Gone," comes almost a year after the album's release so we'll see if holding off will pay off for Thompson who's best work is still "Way Out Here," which hit #15 back in 2009.