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article imageReview: Daniel Lee shows us his 'Roots' on new country album Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 19, 2014 in Music
Country-rocker Daniel Lee released his debut studio album "Roots" on July 22, via his record label, Average Joes Entertainment, and it is hardcore country.
The CD opens with the spitfire tune "Backwood Tobacco," which has fiddle to it, and it instantly takes the listener on an outlaw country adventure. It is followed by "Georgia Asphalt Road," which pays homage to his native Georgia, as well as the moving ballad "For Sale Sign," where his vocals are smooth and clear.
"Head over Heels" is mid-tempo, while "Rebel" is spitfire and the male rebuttal to Miranda Lambert's "Gunpowder and Lead."
"Struggleville" is another well-crafted ballad, where he displays his country twang. "Hell Yeah" is fun and would fare well at his live shows as a sing-along, and he changes the pace with the ballad "To Me."
One of the highlights is "No You in Us," which features neat harmonies. Contrary to the title "Slow Down Town" is an uptempo tune and another standout track.
Roots closes with the ballad "Love It All."
The Verdict
Daniel Lee has a rich, baritone voice and it is unmistakably country, with elements of southern rock in his music. There is a lot of variety on this album, consisting of an equal balance of upbeat songs and ballads, and he sings them well. He takes listeners on a journey down south based on his personal experiences. As a singer, he has tremendous potential for bigger things to come. If you like traditional or outlaw country, this album is right for you. This album garners 4 out of 5 stars.
For more information on country singer Daniel Lee and Roots, visit his website.
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