Country music has always been a hugely popular genre, and one that welcomes new talent with open arms. Phillip Sanders is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and accomplished American country musicians of recent times. A Texas-based entrepreneur, Sanders made the decision in 2016 to pursue his dream of becoming a country music artist. Following success with songs such as ‘Over A Beer’ and ‘Drink You Down,’ Sanders enjoyed numerous hits on Joyce Ragmatie’s Top 40 singles chart.
And now the Florida-born musician has returned with his latest single, ‘If I Didn’t Love You Girl’ and critics are already labeling it a modern country classic. The crooner has once again hit all the right notes that make an amazing country music song. The smooth melody begins instantly, with an expansive and well-crafted sound, rich keys and expansive strings announce a modern and impressive sound. The impressive production and arrangement of the song combines tradition with modernity, and presents a classic country ballad, mixed with a more upbeat, modern sound.
The tune also complements the immersive storytelling power of the lyrics, as Sanders channels Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks to deliver a solid and catchy country tune. ‘If I Didn’t Love You Girl’ blends pop and country, and sounds like the kind of song you could hear on mainstream radio stations. This romantic and uplifting ode to love comes straight from the heart, and looks set to be another hit for Sanders.
Sanders’ greatest strength as a songwriter has always been his kitchen-sink realism, and his commentary on everyday life, and this is something that can be seen in abundance in this song. Simple, accessible imagery, delivered in a heartfelt and emotional manner makes this a song that listeners can revisit time and again.
It’s a big vocal delivery from a man with a big vocal range, and the style and vocal approach to the song is one that perfectly fits the theme and the story he is trying to tell. This is a tune that is tailor-made for the radio, and listeners will find themselves wanting to re-listen time and again.
Whether you are an existing fan of Sanders and his oeuvre, or you are discovering him for the first time, this is a song that you are bound to connect with. There are so many great things to love about this singer-songwriter, and there is a reason he has enjoyed success in his career.
The song is already enjoying success, with more than 1.5 million streams to date on Spotify and Soundcloud, and the track reached #3 on the UK’s iTunes country chart, making this another hit for Sanders to add to his already impressive back catalog. If you want to hear the song, check out this YouTube link https://youtu.be/LoLTFzQMVoc, and make sure you head to Sanders’ official website to check out more about him and his music.