I had the privilege of attending Lindsey Bryant’s album release party Monday night in Florida with about 300 of her closest friends, family, and team of people who have helped ignite the rising success of Nashville’s next tomato. No I am not talking salad, Women of Country are now being labeled as tomatoes, as stated by a radio analyzer earlier this year. There is no denying Bryant is certainly pulled from the same vine of talent as some of Nashville’s leading ladies and it’s on display in the work of her debut album.
Get Down and Giddy Up the first track on the album and Bryant’s first single sends a nod to leavin’ those boys at home and claiming the night for girl power. This infectious song will have you up on your feet dancing, in fact, you may find a line dance coming to a city near you- Get Down And Giddy Up will also be Bryant’s first music video release, during the release party the music video was premiered, showcasing a line dance that was choreographed just for the single.
Giddy Up Girls, Ready Set Ride
Raise ‘Em To The Ceilin’, Get Lost In The Feelin’
Tonight It’s Our World, Light It Up, Shine
Leave It All Behind You, Ain’t No Better Time To
Ah ah ah
Get Down and Giddy Up
ah ah ah
Get Down and Giddy Up
When Bryant was working on the EP she admitted wanting the tracks to be happy, or giddy.. The thought later developed into Giddy Up and along with some help from fellow co-writers, Cindy Morgan and Pete Stewart, the catchy line of Get Down and Giddy Up was created and turned into a song which I have full confidence in will end up being a huge success for her.
Blow your cover, show your colors
who’s to say, who you are or who you’re not
let it all show, let your heart glow
let it all go
strip away your camouflage
Camouflage, a song she shared came after a dream of seeing herself in a camo print romper. The song is an anthem to everyone to be yourself and be confident in being YOU. You may end up a dancer, the one to cure cancer, or even an astrophysicist.. Yep- some may not even be able to say astrophysicist but Bryant effortlessly sings it in this empowering tune.
I’ll Do Me
Baby You Do You
Cause if we don’t
who’s going to?
The next song and my personal favorite is Namechanger. This song actually started out as an anniversary present from Bryant to her husband last January. The song was then transformed into a tune that all girls will be able to relate to. We all want to find that one guy that will steal our heart, be the one at the end of the aisle and change our name..
Cause this one’s different than those heartbreakers
They make you fall, but then you crash
I look at him, I want to be a risk taker
the best time I’ve ever had
I don’t think I’ll ever be the same
This one’s a game changer
This one’s a name changer
Namechanger is a perfect way to describe the feelings of a last love. We’re all waiting for it and it will usually find you when you least expect it.
You never know when it will find you, it could be right there behind you
A little white church, candlelight, a little white dress that fits just right
I never saw my daddy cry, til we were walkin’ down the aisle
I want to spend my life with you
I am, You are
I will, I Do
Jumping to the next track on the EP, we take it back to the first love of your life. When A Girl Loves A Boy describes the feeling you get when you’ve fallen in love for the first time. You never knew you could feel the way you are feeling until you experience it for yourself.
It’s like mmm hmm, boy you’re blowin’ my mind
makin’ me blush, makin’ me crush
got me so high, and I
hopin’ you don’t play me, like I’m just a toy
cause I never knew til I met you
what a heart could do
When a girl loves a boy
oy oy oy oy oy
When a girl loves a boy
oy oy oy oy oy
The EP is capped off with Bryant’s cover to MKTO’s Classic. She knew going into the project she wanted a cover to add to the group of original songs. When she sat down she milled over the idea of maybe covering a Trisha Yearwood song amongst others. Bryant shared that she decided on Classic when she heard it play on the radio and knew she wanted a song that would get a crowd singing along to at a concert. Bryant’s talent isn’t just in her singing, you could also say she’s a pretty good rapper too.
Bryant’s EP debuted Tuesday and in one day had her up to #17 on the iTunes Country Chart, I would say that’s a pretty successful debut for this Florida girl. She can be compared to another hit maker and fellow tomato, Kelsea Ballerini. Here in Florida and already in Nashville, Bryant’s talent is taking notice. This former Disney performer and gospel singer surely can stand on her own in Country Music and I look forward to seeing the success of her career blossom. To download a copy of Bryant’s EP click HERE and visit LindseyBryantOfficial.com for the latest info.
We will be hosting a Twitter party with Bryant August 19th at 8/7C. Use #GotCountry to join the party.
About Lindsey: She was born on the Westbank of the Mississippi River, just outside of New Orleans, to a couple of musicians — a Baptist music minister and a humble piano teacher. It’s no surprise that she, too, grew up to be a musician with the same fearless spirit as her hometown.
Since her beginnings in New Orleans, Lindsey’s “growing up” continued in northern Georgia, eastern Tennessee, and a country-loving town in Louisiana called West Monroe. It was there that the sheltered, Gospel music lover was introduced to country music for the first time, and she was hooked.
Her family stayed in Louisiana until 2006, when they relocated to Orlando, Florida. With a new city, a new school, and a new outlook, the then-high schooler established a new hobby: songwriting. This hobby caught the attention of a Christian recording artist who offered her a job as a touring backing vocalist. She quickly fell in love with performing, and when she wasn’t on the road, Lindsey could be found entertaining thousands at Walt Disney World, dancing in front of Cinderella’s Castle and even lending her singing voice to Ariel, Peter Pan’s Wendy Darling, and Cinderella herself.