Fresh off of Brad Paisley's H20 II Tour, Edens Edge is now reaching new audiences on Reba's All the Women I Am Tour. With the industry involving so many country-pop acts, it is great to hear this up and coming band who still has the same sound that artists like Dolly or Allison Krauss have. The group composed of Hannah Blaylock, Dean Berner, and Cherrill Green met in college and have been making music ever since. They played shows in their "triangle" until a 2006 songwriting contest when Kye Fleming heard the band and contacted them. She told them to make the move to Nashville. When Fleming was conducted to the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, Edens Edge were asked to sing a song to honor Kye. Other performers that night included Toby Keith and Taylor Swift. By the end of the night, Big Machine had asked Hannah, Dean, and Cherrill to be a part of their label. The rest is history.
The trio offers a unique blend of voices that brings you back to traditional country, but with a contemporary twist. Lead singer Hannah's voice is like nothing on the charts and has potential to reach great heights. Dean is able to play a mad dobro and Cherrill plucks that mandolin like only masterful artists can. The combination of the three is something special. The EP, produced by Mark Bright, is just a sample of the talent the three possess. All five songs on the EP are stellar performances of single quality!
"Amen" - The trio's first single on radio tells the story of a small town love. The guy in the story breaks up with his girlfriend, so the crush that is possessed by a girl is finally able to come out and they get an "Amen"! The song was co-written by Hannah and brings a fun twist to the simple love stories on country radio today.
"Swingin' Door" - Don't let the door get you on the way out is the basis for this song. This song is for the person who is sick of getting pushed around in a relationship. "You can't just walk in - walk out - like so many times before, I ain't your Swingin Door" is the start of the chorus that is almost a powerful anthem for any ending relationship. This song highlights the pitch-perfect vocals of Hannah Blaylock.
"Feels So Real" - The first ballad on the EP shows a different side from this trio. If it means anything to you, Hillary Lindsey co-writes on this track which explains the beautiful lyrics behind the song that are only amplified through the softness of the voices on the track.
"Slow Motion" - Let's take it slow is the backing of this song. We don't have to rush anything - "If you go too fast, you'll pass up the best things in your life." As all things in life, love should occur slowly, so that is all they plead for is a chance at a slow romance!
"Christ Alone" - Written by friend, Steve Smith, the trio has ended every show they have ever played with this song. It is fitting to have this song as the last song on the EP. It is sung acappella which only brings out the beautiful harmonies the trio is able to produce. This definitely is a song that shows true musicianship to be able to perform so beautifully.
To find out more about Edens Edge head over to EdensEdge.com and while you are there be sure to pick up a copy of their new EP for only $5!