Troy Kaszas releases Country Hearts

Alabama’s own Troy Kaszas releases his latest album “Country Hearts”. This album is certainly one I recommend for country lovers, or just basically good music lovers. Troy gave us a sneak peek in the form of a well made video release earlier this year, Alabama Lightning. It was a “jump out of jeans” upbeat video, with some quality production. I have been looking forward to hearing more ever since. I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of Country Hearts last week, and immediately loaded it up in the truck’s CD player for a spin. To be honest with you, I love all of the songs, every single one. Every one was well thought out, and chosen to be on the album for a reason, quality. Troy has a unique voice for country music, not your country deepness like Trace Atkins or Scotty McCreery and not the strong country accent you may expect from this genre. Some of Troy’s influences are Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Eric Chruch, Little Big Town, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Brandon Heath, Snow Patrol, O.A.R., and Blink-182. You can pick up on these influences throughout the album, and I could see this album crossing genre boundaries. Similar to how it unfolded with Taylor Swift. They play her on multiple genre stations. The album is full of songs with perfect harmonizing, some fantastic duets, along with some beer drinkin’, boot stompin’ tunes. The voices chosen to blend with Troy’s were a perfect fit. Do your self a favor and support this musician, fuel his passion. Troy, he works hard at his craft and deserves to see his dreams come true. Let’s all help make that happen. Go buy his album people.

-Shannon Ireland