You Might Have Heard Of Me – Stubborn Love

stubbornlove2013heardofmeGRADE:  C+

  • Album – You Might Have Heard Of Me
  • Artist – Stubborn Love
  • Label – Custom
  • Style – Traditional Country
  • Release Date – 02/19/13
  • Available For Digital Download? – Yes (iTunes, Rhapsody)

 

SYNOPSIS:

I listen to a lot of Southern Gospel radio during the course of the week.  I always like a bit of a distraction while working, so each day while working I will have Southern Gospel music playing in the back ground.

This is one way I get introduced to new music (artists).  Such is the case with this week’s album review.  I have been hearing the song, “You Might Have Heard Of Me” a lot lately.  The song has become a top 10 hit on the Singing News chart.  The group that released that song is Stubborn Love.

Stubborn Love is a mixed trio based in Nashville TN.  The sound is built around the two female vocalists in the group, Geneva Myers and Jessi Welsh.  Michael McKnight rounds out the vocal trio.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Stubborn Love has a traditional country sound with enough Southern Gospel overtones to allow a Southern Gospel listening audience to enjoy their music.
  • The production quality of You Might Have Heard Of Me should be commended.  This goes a long way in helping establishing yourself as a new artist.
  • Their current top ten radio song is easily the strongest song on the album.  “You Might Have Heard Of Me” tells the story of the women at the well and the soldier at the cross, from their point of view and how their encounter with Christ changed their lives.  This song is a must listen!
  • Stubborn Love kicks it in to high gear on “Wait On God”.  Jessi has a strong soprano style country vocal.  This would be a great choice for second single from the album.
  • Geneva carries the rich alto vocal in Stubborn Love.  She shines on “The Wind”.  Another must listen track is the group’s cover of “The Hour I First Believed”.  This song was originally recorded by Karen Peck & New River in 2009.
  • Strongest songs included in order:  “You Might Have Heard Of Me”, “Wait On God”, “The Hour I First Believed”, “The Wind” and “Covered”.
CRITIQUE:
  • While listening to Stubborn Love, one would think their strong country-style sound would translate to the live setting with musicians (band members).  That is currently not the case, as Stubborn Love is a track only concert artist.
  • Song selection was a bit hit and miss.  That is something that will only get better with time.
  • Weakest songs included in order:  “Jesus Died For Sinners” and “When Grandma Bowed Her Head”.

 

WRAP UP:

I was pleased with my introduction to Stubborn Love with You Might Have Heard Of Me.  As is the case with most group’s at the start of their career, there is room for growth and I look forward to see what Stubborn Love has to offer next.  If nothing else, go check out the title track.  There is a reason this song became a top ten hit!

SONG/Featured Vocalist – Songwriter:  1. “Covered”/Jessi  2. “Call Unto Me“/Geneva  3. “You Might Have Heard Of Me”/Jessi – Jennifer Layne, Mark Narmore  4. “Faith Like That”/Geneva – Randall Garland, Shane Roark  5. “Jesus Died For Sinner”/Michael – Michael McKnight  6. “Wait On God”/Jessi – Michael McKnight  7. “The Wind”/Geneva – Michael McKnight  8. “When Grandma Bowed Her Head”/Jessi – Michael McKnight  9. “Why Won’t Matter”/Geneva – Jennifer Dawson  10. “The Hour I First Believed”/Jessi – Barry Dean, Donald Poythress, Tony Wood 

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One thought on “You Might Have Heard Of Me – Stubborn Love

  1. Been hearing this tune alot on enlighten lately. Enjoying the sound of this group and really enjoy the writing in the song.

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