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The Tennessean

By:  Cindy Watts

 

When the White family gets back, Bryan will once again get busy telling people about Dustbowl Dreams. The CD is Bryan's first of new material in about 10 years.

 

"In the last few years I've taken time off, and this is a result of all this time off," said the singer. "I think anyone who is a fan is going to hear something familiar on this CD, but it's a lot heavier subject matter. The struggles and the joys of life, that's what I wrote about and that's what this record is about."

 

The CD is available at www.bryanwhite.com and wherever digital music is sold.

 

The singer has two Nashville shows coming up. He'll play a handful of acoustic songs on Dec. 2 at Mercy Lounge as part of Compassion's Benefit For The Global Food Crisis (alongside Blaine Larsen, Julie Roberts and others; $10 tickets are available through TicketWeb.com), and he'll stop on Dec. 8 at Bluebird Cafe for a 9 p.m. benefit show with Micheal Peterson, Rick Barron and Jonathan Cain for the Mary Parrish Center.

 

 

Review: Bryan White "Dustbowl Dreams"

It has been ten years since the last album release by Bryan White. The new album, Dustbowl Dreams, shows no change in style and is the same caliber as the country music that has made the artist a success in the past. His pop/country style shines through on this album and is filled with soft grooves, gentle lyrics, and a relaxed fit feel.

Bryan White "Dustbowl Dreams"


1. Dustbowl Dreams (Bryan White & Allen Shamblin)
2. Say When (Bryan White, Derek George and Don Poythress)
3. The Little Things (Bryan White, Erik Bledsoe and James Dean Hicks)
4. Get It Together! (Derek George and Darryl Burgess)
5. When You Come Around (Bryan White, Derek George and James Dean Hicks)
6. Hands Of Time featuring Steve Wariner (Bob DiPiero and Steve Wariner)
7. Beautiful Place (Bryan White, Derek George and John Tirro)
8. Place To Come Home (Bryan White and Eric Silver)
9. Erika’s Song (Bryan White)
10. On My Own (Bryan White, John Tirro and Marcus Hummon)
11. Dustbowl Dreams (reprise)



The upbeat tempo numbers on the album are few and far between, but one that stands out is the outstanding duet titled “Hands Of Time”, which was recorded with his mentor Steve Wariner. It is a song referencing when time has not been an ally and more of a problem such as in traffic jams, people on cell phones or a woman who put make up on the car. Overall the song delivers a fun, tongue in cheek type of humor and it is an easy listen.

The ballads are gorgeous, sweet and well arranged and the single off the album “The Little Things” is one of those special tunes. It is a song dedicated to his wife thanking her for all of those “little things” she has did in his life that “mean the world” to him. It is one of those standard love songs, which show an honest and beautiful relationship unfolded. Along with “The Little Things” the other ballad that deserves attention is “Dustbowl Dreams”. The song is a story of his ten years away from music and is extremely truthful. He shows his perseverance and promise through all of the hard times that he faces through every word of the song. It also gets personal at the end of the song with a sound clip of his grandfathers auctioneer days auctioning farm life. Three minutes was all Bryan needed to tell a wonderful, personal story that took place over a ten-year period.

It’s an album that is worth a listen.

Review by Mark Roberts

Bryan and Erika White were dazzling as they walked the red carpet this past week at the 43rd annual CMA Awards show.   Look for a complete "diary" and photo gallery for Bryan and Erika coming next week!

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BRYAN WHITE/The Little Things


Writer: Bryan White/Erik Bledsoe/James Dean Hicks; Producer: Bryan White & Derek George; Publisher: Dustbowl Dreamer Music/Pedal Down/Sally  Pretzel  Music/On the Mantel Music, ASCAP/BMI; Just a Pup (CDX) (www.bryanwhite.com)


—Where has this guy been? His return to disc is a sweet, romantic outing with swirling breezes of steel, organ, fiddle, acoustic guitar and piano. His tenor vocal wafts right along.

 

-Music Row Disclaimer 10/28 2009

From The Boot

by Stephen L. Betts


Bryan White is giving away autographed copies of his new album, 'Dustbowl Dreams' as a way to say thank-you to people who share their personal stories about how breast cancer has affected their lives. The free album will be offered to those whose submitted stories are chosen at GivMusic.com. Stories will be selected until the end of Oct. 2009.

Because 'Dustbowl Dreams' was an album inspired by Bryan's ancestors, he says it was important for him to use this music for the greater good, and collaborating with Givmusic was the perfect fit.

"Creating awareness and inspiring fans with stories of hope through music is what it's all about to me," says the singer. "I'm proud to give back and share my music with those whom have braved breast cancer. It is an honor and I'm thankful to work with Givmusic to show my support."

To share your story of breast cancer, visit www.givmusic.com. You will be entered to win a free copy of Bryan White's 'Dustbowl Dreams.' Stories will be posted on the site until the end of October.

GivMusic links music lovers, music makers and causes by first giving music lovers a gift and asking that they share it with friends. The organiztion encourages fans to be inspired by the stories and to support a cause and an artist of their choice. Artists and labels are asked to share free music and to pick a cause about which they are passionate, with their music being used to benefit the cause.