Wyatt Easterling - Goodbye-Hello
A well-respected Music Row songwriter, producer and record label executive, Wyatt Easterling steps out again from behind the scenes with GOODBYE-HELLO, his second album that follows his acclaimed WHERE THIS RIVER GOES 2009 debut. All 11 songs are written or co-written by Wyatt and he is joined by such well-known singers and musicians as Dan Dugmore, Paul Jefferson, Jeff King, Lisa Brokop, Jim Horn, Celeste Krenz and Robby Hecht to create a quality album that flows smoothly from beginning to end. While there are lots of good tunes here, there are more than enough great ones, too. The songs seem highly personal and reflect change, new-found romance, loss, regret and optimism for the future.
That’s What I Said is a song anyone who’s been scarred by love and then finally finds the right person will readily relate to. If A Tree Falls is a sad and lovely song; beautifully written and gorgeously sung, it clearly establishes that Easterling can croon with the best of them. Fate, destiny, and the inevitability of true love continue to be popular themes in country music as evidenced by Why Did It Take So Long? He delves into deeper emotions with Teach Me How To Say Goodbye, a song about final parting but with a positive outlook that life can go on. Though Wyatt Easterling’s very pleasant voice does not have a lot of country grit in, I still find myself being drawn to it the more I hear it. An album that grows and grows on me.