The Mississippi native Jason Eady has released his fourth studio album: AM Country Heaven. If the other three albums are anything like this one, it’s little wonder he hasn’t hit it big yet.
Eady professes in the title track and first single that we are in FM country hell, describing how our musical culture revolves around phenomena like American Idol and beautifully groomed singers. He also complains about the record producers who are responsible for creating such an environment. In reality, could it be possible that Eady is bitter about not fitting into this new culture, and therefore not finding success?
Sadly, Eady seems to have been born in the wrong decade. Every track on the album features Eady’s warbling, unsteady voice and instruments that almost sound out of tune. “Tomorrow Morning” is especially depressing, saying ‘I cannot live in the light alone, there’s no redemption without the sin’. “Man on a Mountain” features the classic Patty Loveless – another example of Eady living in the past.
There are, no doubt, many people who will enjoy Jason Eady’s AM Country Heaven, but it will probably not be those who enjoy mainstream current music. Maybe I haven’t given him enough of a chance, so decide for yourself! Give his songs a listen on iTunes, or visit his website, Facebook page, or Twitter page.
Amanda Wile is originally from Pennsylvania, but moved to Nashville in 2005 to attend Vanderbilt and to follow her love for music.