Craziest Woman – Country by Alan Lee Carpenter

Broadjam Artist: Alan Lee CarpenterSong: Craziest Woman – CountryBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)Pro General Comments: It’s good to hear how this one developed, and I think you’ve hit the nail on the head for the new Nashville pop, …

Alan Lee Carpenter

Broadjam Artist: Alan Lee Carpenter
Song: Craziest Woman - Country

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)

Pro General Comments: It's good to hear how this one developed, and I think you've hit the nail on the head for the new Nashville pop, think Dan and Shay, sound. Here's the deal with this one - so much of Nashville is based on the lyric. I've written more than a thousand songs, and every day it's about "would the artist sing that lyric?", and, if so, "which artists would sing it?". So the catch this one is the direct hook "craziest woman I know" is going to be super hard to find a male artist in current country that wants to lead with a hook that could be taken as slightly insulting to women. I know that your intention with this song is romantic, but the hook is so hooky that what a person remembers is that line, and it's not clear immediately that we remember what the rest of the lyric was saying. I think you could fix this problem by making a second line in the hook that does a "country flip" of meaning - in the way that Luke Combs does with "Beautiful Crazy". Nashville relies heavily on that lyric, and this one is a bit too much on the line to work on Music Row. That's the bad news - the good news is that you have nailed the modern country pop song in this demo. I would get rid of a lot of the second vocal though, it's confusing if it's only meant for a duo? Study what Dan & Shay do and make sure you're in the ballpark on the vocal arrangements.

Quote From Pro: Modern pop country with a Dan and Shay vibe, you'll never get this hook out of your head!

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