Marlow was one of Blake Shelton’s two finalists during the last season of “The Voice,” ultimately coming in fourth. With the ten songs on his new record, he’s continuing to bring a traditional country sound to music fans. Per the album’s press release, the whole effort is about staying true to his roots, to the point where his family’s cornbread recipe will be included on the insert when people order a physical copy of the record from his website. When many artists change their sound or style after appearing on a singing competition, Red Marlow is sticking to what got him on national TV – and that strong sense of self, both musically and in sharing his story, ought to appeal to any listener who’s looking for a great country album.
Marlow’s traditional country sound catapulted the talented artist to fourth place last season on [The Voice]…Country As Cornbread includes 10 tracks that will make both traditional country fans and modern country fans fall in love with the album and Marlow.
I’ve listened to an advance copy. And, folks, if you liked what Red did on the show, you’re going to love his album “Country As Cornbread” … Pop-country? Forget it. Rap lyrics embedded in a country song? Forget it. Red is serving up an album that fits its title.
During Season 13 of The Voice, fans embraced Red Marlow’s heartfelt performances and traditional approach to country music. In fact, they helped propel him to The Voice finale and an eventual fourth-place finish. Now Red is about to release his first post-show album. And, judging from its title — “Country as Cornbread” — Red will be serving up more of that traditional sounding country music.
Red recently brought that spiritual ballad to the stage for the first time since his run on the reality television competition series doing an appearance on the Nashville-based talk show “Pickler & Ben.” And, you can bet that he totally nailed it.
Show airs Wed 2/7 on CBS, and Thursday 2/8 on CMT.
Check local listings for air time here: picklerandben.com/watch
After his performance Blake said, “Hey Red, you know what? You’ve had a hell of a run on this show. I don’t see any reason why it’s got to end here tonight, man. You deserve to be in the finale. You were waving the flag for traditional country music. And I know those fans are out there right now.”
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“…an excellent job of tapping in to the song’s raw emotions, resulting in a performance that was believable and passionate.”
Finally…a competitor on NBC’s The Voice brings Brooks’ 1990 signature No. 1 “The Dance” back to the Billboard charts…[Red Marlow’s] cover debuts on Hot Country Songs at No. 49, powered by sales of 8,000 downloads and its No. 8 arrival on Country Digital Song Sales.