Friday, July 18, 2014


SINGLE: "Broken Windshield View"
ARTIST: Chris Lane
REVIEWER: Alyse Smith
Follow Alyse on Twitter - @ASmith1300

"Broken Windshield View" is available on iTunes and Amazon now

New artist Chris Lane has most recently opened for Florida-Georgia Line on their “This is How We Roll” Tour, and has toured with a virtual “Who’s Who” of country music. His shows are always energetic, interesting and addictive. As a prolific touring artist, he hits everywhere. His current tour schedule has IL, VA, PA, GA, OH, IN, FL, KS, his home state of NC, as well as a stint on the high seas as part of Florida Georgia Line's "This is How We Cruise" included. The point is, you’ve probably seen Chris Lane somewhere before, so the fact that long-awaited debut single “Broken Windshield View” is finally being released is nothing short of exhilarating for so many people. If you haven’t heard of Chris Lane yet, you will shortly. If you want to know good music now before he comes to your state, then go ahead and give this a listen.

I really like the idea of “Broken Windshield View” being the song that officially introduces Chris Lane to country music fans and country radio. The reason being is because he sings about how and where he grew up and it’s simply an introduction of the person he is and the artist he is becoming and the road he took to get here. I love how even though I’ve not really spent any time in North Carolina, I can relate to so much of this song. I think a lot of people will certainly be able to, if only in a line. Whether it’s “All the money is the grain in the silo” or “My wheels have rolled all this red dirt” or my personal favorite, “Our Friday nights might get a little black and blue.” Because with most of us while growing up, how true was that? That’s the kind of line that makes you shake your head and think back to a memory you may have not thought about in a long time or even forgotten all together. Were there one word to describe this song, it would be “relatable,” because so much of this song I can identify with and if I can’t, I know people who can. It could’ve been written about the Midwest for sure. 

I can’t wait to see what Chris has coming up next! Why go with the title “Broken Windshield View?” I guess you’ll just have to listen to it and see!

Connect with Chris Lane online:

Twitter - @IAmChrisLane

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