Monday, July 28, 2014


SINGLE: "Girl in Your Truck"
ARTIST: Maggie Rose
REVIEWER: Alyse Smith
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Maggie Rose has released one of the sweetest songs I’ve heard to date, and her voice is just as sweet as the lyrics are. Her voice washes over you like nectar, natural, pure and sweet. It’s not sticky saccharine or bubbly fairytale, there’s no flashy show here. "Girl in Your Truck" is just Maggie Rose singing about wanting to be the girl in all the country songs you hear on the radio. She’s not the least bit miffed or sarcastic about it, but more like all of this is exactly what she wants. She wants Jason Aldean’sTattoos on This Town,” she wants to get a litte bit of “Mud On The Tires”, she considers she and Luke’s “Kinda Night” as one and the same… The list goes on and on as she cleverly infuses lyrics from “Cruise” and “Chillin’ It” and “Boys ‘Round Here.”

To Maggie Rose and the song’s writers, Caitlyn Smith, Gordie Sampson and Troy Verges

Thank you for adding such a positive, powerful female voice to a subject that is so physically womanless. Written for so many men and women, it is nice to see both female singers and songwriters working their way into a mostly male-dominated genre. You’ve made me fall in love with these songs all over again, with these memories, these ideas, these stories, as well as with you. You’ve given a breath of new life to that which people have made a habit (and perhaps even started a career) out of disdain and shown the original intent of what these songs were meant to showcase, and what they mean to you.

If this is what happens when women enter “Bro Country” and the gender collaboration of songwriters end up with more songs like this and we get to hear more voices like Maggie’s, I welcome it. Not only do I welcome it, I applaud it and believe that country music will flourish as a result of it.

Connect with Maggie Rose online:
Twitter - @IAmMaggieRose
Facebook - IAmMaggieRose

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