Written by: Ben Tankersley

Drew Baldridge, a fresh artist with positive, upbeat music is changing the sound of country music as we know it. With a variety of influences ranging from country greats such as Brooks and Dunn and Eric Church to pop legends, Michael Jackson and Prince, some would go as far to say that Baldridge has created a brand new genre that could be described as “Country Funk.” Drew’s new album, Dirt on Us, combines contemporary country with the use of screaming horns, classic pop guitar tones and licks, and dance beats that will keep you grooving all night long! In a recent interview with Drew, he explained that he wanted to emulate the strategy that performers such as Michael Jackson used, to create moments in each song that will allow the audience to interact with the music and dance!

Higlights on the project include his single, Dance with Ya, a fast pace, funk filled, party song with classic James Brown-esque horns, and Nile Rodgers influenced guitar parts. The album’s opening track Train is equally as danceable as his single. It is an interesting culmination of the driving groove of a Bruno Mars song, a trendy Maroon 5 melody, and one could even hear influence from gospel and church music in the bridge. Lastly, Drew’s song Everyday Night seems to be the most stand-alone song on the album that really captured his own sound and spoke for who Drew Baldridge truly is as an artist and musician. Whether you are an avid country fan, a pop fanatic, a dancing machine, or a home body, there is a little piece of something for everyone in this new Drew Baldridge album!

Drew Baldridge - Dirt on Us