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The McClymonts: A Musical Gift That's "Wrapped Up Good"

  • Sep 16, 2011
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Australia-born trio The McClymonts (made up of sisters Brooke, Samantha, and Mollie) are taking on America with their new release, "Wrapped Up Good." The McClymonts have experienced much success in Australia with two gold albums, seven #1 hits, and have won the Best Group award at the Australian Country Music Awards four years in a row. They now have their sights set on the United States, making Nashville their new home.

There's something about family harmonies that truly captivate me. Their voices are just different enough to distinguish between the three of them, but similar enough to create the perfect blend. Being a big fan myself of sister trio SHeDAISY and sister duo Kate & Kacey, I had a feeling I would like The McClymonts. And after listening to this record, I definitely do.

The album kicks off in a big way with "Kick It Up," a fun song that makes you want to take a drive on a sunny day with the windows rolled down and the volume cranked up. There is definitely a SHeDAISY influence here. Not just the harmonizing, but the sound of the song in general. Other songs worthy of cranking up & driving fast to are "Boy Who Cried Love" and "Cannonball." They both reminded me of something Bomshel might record.

The album's first single is its title track, "Wrapped Up Good." I love this song! I really hope that American country radio will give these girls a shot. They've got some true talent and great, catchy tunes. The video is currently in rotation on CMT Pure and GAC.

As a whole, the record is definitely rockin' and sassy; but they showcase their softer side beautifully on tracks like "Take it Back" and "A Woman is a Flame." One of the highlights of this album for me is "I'm Not Done With You Just Yet." It is arguably the most country song on the record and the vocals are flawless, heartfelt, and breathtakingly gorgeous.

I am very pleasantly surprised by the quality of this record. I think we will be seeing a lot more of The McClymonts here in the U.S. in the future. They have been on tour with Jason Aldean, but you can go to their web site to find out when/if they're coming to a city near you soon.

Official: http://www.themcclymonts.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/themcclymontsau
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/themcclymonts

Kristi Olson
CMTT Music Contributor

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