Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Josh Thompson - Blame it on Waylon for this Talented Singer

Josh Thompson - by Jessica Blankenship
In January 2010, Josh Thompson was picked as one of the "Men of Country Music" to look for by Lexington Country Music Examiner, Jessica Blankenship. The Wisconsin native just released his debut album, 'Way Out Here' on February 19, 2010 with a sure bet that fans will be ready to party. He plans to celebrate the release with several release parties this week.

Right off the bat, the Top 20 single, "Beer on the Table" fills the airwaves singing about working all week but one can't wait to spend his paycheck on a weekend of fun. With the catchy lines, "gas in my truck, butter on my biscuit," the song provides the perfect opener for the cd.

You can tell that the handsome Thompson likes his classic country music as timeless as the car featured on the album cover. Throwing back to the tradition, he sings about his way of living thanks to the influence of Waylon Jennings. The driving tempo in "Blame it On Waylon," is the second release off the album. From the guitar, the girls, and the honky tonks, it is evident that Jennings is ever present.

The thought provoking song, "Sinner," shows the softer side of Thompson with the slow tempo tune. Thompson opens up his heart about how he is a sinner, but thanks to be forgiven by praying to the Lord above.

During "Won't Be Lonely Long," Thompson has a heartache as lonely as a teardrop drowned in a beer mug. However, thankful for it being a Friday night, he will drink away those sorrows goodbye.

One of the top spotlights on the album is "Always Been Me." Learning life lessons, good and bad, Thompson has shown he has always been the same person throughout his life. Like it or love it - he won't be changing anytime soon. He also paid tribute to his roots with "A Name In This Town."

For those in the backwoods, you will appreciate the title track, "Way Out Here." The perfect line that sums up the simple life of being in the country would be "we're about John Wayne, Johnny Cash, and John Deere way out here." The simplicity of the lyrics and arrangement backing it, it will be a sure hit among fans during live shows. But, if you think you have heard it all, Thompson follows up with "You Ain't Seen Country Yet." He shows the lady that she hasn't seen the real country life yet if she hasn't experienced what he has to offer.

Thompson shows his sensual side with "Back Around" reflecting the moments with the one he loves. The innocence of a young love is portrayed in the song that can take you back to your first love. Concluding the album is the waltzing tune, "I Won't Go Crazy" that shows he will do anything but go crazy after losing his love.

Kentucky fans will be able to see Thompson showcase his musical talents with the cd release party in Bowling Green, KY on Friday night at Wahbahs after his appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. He recently performed for the St. Jude Charity Concert for WAMZ in Louisville, Kentucky. Having opened up for acts such as Dierks Bentley and Jamey Johnson, Thompson is raising up the ranks with his live shows. His vocals are strong as a good Kentucky bourbon and his latest release showcases that talent.