Hooten’s Holler by Hank Thomas

Broadjam Artist: Hank ThomasSong: Hooten’s HollerBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)Pro General Comments: This song is a very enjoyable, fun and uplifting listen. My main reason for some lower rankings (the 3s out of 5) is because it’s…

Hank Thomas

Broadjam Artist: Hank Thomas
Song: Hooten's Holler

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)

Pro General Comments: This song is a very enjoyable, fun and uplifting listen. My main reason for some lower rankings (the 3s out of 5) is because it's outdated for current country music, and that may make it difficult if you want to pitch it or are looking for an artist deal. It sounds like a great song from the late 90s/early 2000s that a band like Shenandoah or Little Texas would do a great job with. I also think that the chorus could lift a little more. The melody in the chorus is very repetitive and it never takes us to the fun place a listener needs in a song like this one. I think it's just the top of the chorus that needs a kick to take us up there. The harmonies sound absolutely great by the way - solid, well done country singing. Overall, I feel like the mix is a little lackluster, across the board the sound is staying in one place and is lacking the dynamic to make it soar. I think it's in the mix and arrangement (and maybe that missing chorus lift) because the instruments are played very well and the lead vocal is a stellar performance as well. That leads me to believe it's the song itself missing the "X" factor to make it great. As is, it's good - but I have a feeling based on your stuff you can knock a homerun.

Quote From Pro: A get-down, super fun song that harkens back to the best of Shenandoah. Hank brings the party!

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