Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mat Kearney: Young Love {Music CD Review}

Mat Kearney's third album, Young Love, hit stores last week (August, 2011) debuting on the #1 spot on iTunes Album and Rock charts and is currently sitting at #5!

Propelled by the sunny handclap and catchy hook of hit single "Hey Mama", Young Love is quickly making listeners fall for Mat all over again. Check out the video for "Hey Mama" HERE. And check out his really cool thinglink widget here.

If you aren't familiar with Mat's music you've probably heard some of his previous hits on your favorite TV shows. Past songs have appeared on 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, The Hills, Friday Night Lights, Scrubs, NCIS, and numerous other television shows. Mat's been winning over crowds on tours with everyone from John Mayer and Sheryl Crow to Keane and The Fray.

Young Love Tracklisting
1 Hey Mama

2 Ships In The Night

3 Count On Me

4 Sooner Or Later

5 Chasing The Light

6 Learning To Love Again

7 Down

8 She Got The Honey

9 Young Dumb And In Love

10 Rochester

11 Seventeen

Mat on Tour This Fall
Mat is hitting the road in September playing nearly 40 shows in US & Canada. Tickets on sale now.
9/14 Jacksonville, FL Murray Hill
9/16 Charleston, SC Music Farm
9/17 Athens, GA GA Theater
9/18 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
9/20 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
9/23 Louisville, KY Headliners
9/24 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
9/25 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
9/27 Interlochen, MI Corson Aud
9/29 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
9/30 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
10/1 Des Moines, IA People's Court
10/2 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
10/4 Bloomington, IN Bluebird
10/5 St Louis, MO The Pageant
10/7 Oxford, MS The Lyric
10/8 Pine Mountain, GA Callaway Gardens
10/9 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre
10/20 Nashville, TN Cannery
10/23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/24 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head
10/25 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
10/27 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
10/28 New York, NY Webster Hall
10/29 Philadelphia, PA Theater of LIving Arts
10/30 Albany, NY Northern Lights
11/1 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
11/2 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
11/4 Boston, MA House of Blues
11/5 Portland, ME State Theatre
11/6 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
11/8 Montreal, QC Petite Campus
11/9 Toronto, ON Opera House
11/11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
11/13 Detroit, MI St. Andrews
11/15 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
11/17 Chicago, IL House of Blues
11/19 Madison, WI The Majestic
11/20 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

My Review:
I had to first listen to his song "Hey Mama" on You Tube and I have to admit, though it is not typically the type of music I listen to, his voice is a great comparison to that of the band, Coldplay.  From there on, I was hooked and couldn't wait to hear the rest of his cd.  When I received the cd, I immediately put in my pocketbook to make sure the next time I got in my car, I would remember to play and hear what Mat has.  The rest of the album was better than I expected.  I loved Hey Mama, so I knew I would like this album.  His voice is amazing.  I would definitely recommend this cd to tweens/teens/young adult and adults.  Everyone will love his music.  My 9 year old sings to this cd.  It is very easy listening, though enjoyable.  It will get your feet moving, that's for sure.

I am excited, however sad at the same time as Mat Kearney is coming to where I live in October, though with it being my daughter's birthday, I cannot go out to see him.  It would be amazing to check him out.  I have listed his tour date schedule above.  Make sure to check him out if he is coming to a city near you.

Disclosure:  Through my membership with One2One Network, I was provided a copy of Mat Kearney's CD Young Love to help abide in my review.  In no way receiving the item, did it entice me to write a favorable review.  I received, listened and wrote a fair and honest review.

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