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You Won't Ever Be Lonely
Genres: Country, Pop
A quick glance at the cover and inner-sleeve photos of Andy Griggs's debut album reveals this kid's most obvious selling point, aside from his light, twangily expressive baritone: an alluring Leonardo DiCaprio-Brad Pitt "l... more »
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A quick glance at the cover and inner-sleeve photos of Andy Griggs's debut album reveals this kid's most obvious selling point, aside from his light, twangily expressive baritone: an alluring Leonardo DiCaprio-Brad Pitt "look"--the stringy blonde hair, the fashionably stubbly beard. No doubt he'll make hearts throb in the teenage-female target group that the Nashville record hucksters seem to be lusting after these days. Griggs has a serious weakness for generic-sounding country-pop ballads. Yet the 26-year-old Louisiana-born singer delivers some impressive country grit and soul on gutsier songs like "Waitin' On Sundown," "A Side of Me," and the anguished "Ain't Done Nothin' Wrong"--one of four songs that Griggs cowrote. And he really rips things up on his spirited, worthy reprise of the Rodney Crowell classic "Ain't Livin' Long Like This." It just goes to show that you can't always judge a book (or a country CD) by its pretty-boy cover. --Bob Allen
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ALBUM REVIEW-- ROCKS!!!!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I work for a country station in Memphis, and Andy stopped by. He is incredible!! He gave me the cd like a month in advance. And the entire thing is unbelievable! It's about time some new artist comes out that can kick it a little bit. And that's exactly what he does. He knows how to Jam! He has a Travis Tritt sound to him, that outlawish country. He just has a great sound!! HE was also an extremely nice guy. I don't know waht the hell that guy before me was talking about, he hadn't even heard his songs! Trust me, I've had the cd for a month and have listened to it non stop!!! IT's one of the very few cd's I have that I like EVERY song on it!!! Trust me, this one is well worth your money!!!! IT goes from the outlawish sound of "ain't done nothin' wrong, to great love ballads, like "YOU won't ever be lonely" and "She's More" He rocks the house with "A side of me" and "Ain't livin' long like this". The duet with Waylon "Shine on me" shows his gospel side. After all he used to be a christian artist. "WAitin' On sundown" is a great song about abuse. which is a good tempo song. "I don't know a thing" is one hell of a song. I mean any song with the words "carborator" and "penicillin" in the words have to be a good song about a heartache. And of course the cd starts off with three uptempo songs that make you want to come back for more! THis is the best artist in a long time!! THanks Andy and keep jammin' and crankin' out the hits!!!!!"
He is an outstanding singer
Michelle | Colorado | 01/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love his song about a five foot three women with green eyes you rarely hear about a women like that. It is so much a song like me and I yet to know the name of the song"
Andy shows potential on new album
Michelle | 05/28/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Andy Griggs has a nice roughness in his voice - and that's very appropriate for the outlaw/country style he does. The first song, "You Made Me That Way," is an energetic song that has an Eagles feel to it. The second song, "I'll Go Crazy," uses its title phrase in a clever fashion. "I Miss You The Most" doesn't really stand out much at all. Really, it's just a typical Country look-back-at-youth-and-love song. "You Won't Ever Be Lonely" has a fine melody, but Andy's capable of better things than that. "Waitin On Sundown" and "Shine On Me" are absolutely amazing songs. On "Waiting On Sundown," a great outlaw-like guitar riff goes with the breathtaking story of a guy who wants to save a woman from abuse. "Shine On Me," the duet with Waylon Jennings, is traditional country at its best. Andy doesn't quite stand up with Waylon, but their voices sound good together. "Ain't Done Nothing Wrong" has a clever theme about the person not leaving the married woman (thus not doing right), and not getting intimate with her (thus not doing wrong.) "Ain't Livin Long Like This," the closing song, gives Andy a chance to show his vocal range. Andy deserves to be doing well with sales of this album like he is."