Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ayla Brown - Album Review - April 16, 2013

Ayla Brown will be making her Grand Ole Opry debut on May 25th.  That name will be familiar with American Idol fans.  Ayla was a semifinalist on season five of Idol and made it to the top 16 week.  She was one contestant on there that I thought should have gotten further in the competition and I wasn't happy when she was voted off.  Things are going very well for Ayla.  She has been a very busy person since her Idol days.  Not just music with releasing albums.  She has also been playing basketball for Boston College where she earned a bachelor's degree in communications.  She has been a news correspondent for the CBS Early Show.  National anthem singer for the Philadelphia 76ers.  Acted in plays including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  That is just a few of the highlights.  As you can see, she has busy with a lot of everything and now she is set to make her debut at the Opry which has to be such an exciting moment for her.  Her self titled album, Ayla Brown, is available on Amazon to buy.  I love this album and I am so happy to have heard it!  It has a great sound to it and a great mix of songs.  "Goodbye For Good" is the breakout hit on that album as it had a number one stay on CDBaby.com's country charts.  She co-wrote seven of the nine songs on the album. "Ain't Leaving (Anything Here) is the first track on the album which is a getting up and leaving kind of song.  Just has a strong sound to it to kick off this album.  It goes right into a song that I love of "Miss You Already" which is a great ballad.  This album feels like this well kept secret of goodness that needs to be heard.  Definitely check it out at this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ayla-brown/id513969398

Favorite Songs:
Goodbye For Good, Miss You Already, Ain't Leaving (Anything Here), Don't Mess This Up, Can't Make Up My Mind.

Here is a performance of "Can't Make Up My Mind"

Since this album, she has released a patriotic album called "Heroes and Hometowns" in late 2012.  "Pride of America" is the first single off of that album.   Ayla has made a music video to another song on that album called "My Hometown".  Here is the video to check out.

To hear more from Ayla and get you ready for her Opry debut, head over to her website at: www.aylabrown.com where you can buy and hear more of her music, watch videos, and more.

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