Inspired by the sounds of the Eagles, Poco, Loggins and Messina, The Birds, and so many more, over the years, Norm has created a critically acclaimed anthology of songs which has garnered airplay on blues and roots radio programs throughout the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe.
That anthology includes 1990’s Me and My Guitar, 2008’s Life Goes On (and more), both of which charted several singles on the various country music charts in Canada. His latest album, It Don’t Get Better Than This, offers that same, genuine, sung-from-the-heart melodies with the added benefit of just a few more years of wisdom and grit under his belt.
“If I don’t have anything to say, I don’t say it. I don’t force the matter. It has to come from the heart, or nothing…”
HERE’S WHAT WE DUG MOST…
The album opens with back-to-back ballads of whiskey-soaked heartache, in Can’t Stop Thinking, and Pour Me Another One, two track which absolutely pay homage to the country giants of decades past. (Think: Willie & Waylon.)
The album’s title track, It Don’t Get Better Than This, feels like Cash wrote the lyrics with an older & wiser version of Bad Company behind him. At 1:43 we hear Norm’s love of the Eagles take him over, check it out for yourself.
Good Times And Tan Lines feels like Jimmy Buffet cut a track with Zac Brown Band.
Out Of The Blue’s ever-so-slightly jazzy melody gives the album an unexpectedly refreshing shot of color and romance, and a lovely bit of acoustic flat-picking as well.
Softly gruff. Confidently wounded. Norm Brunet’s latest studio album, It Don’t Get Better Than This, is an endearing and sincere piece of 70’s style country-Americana (or perhaps more accurately stated—Canadiana), which—by the way—absolutely gets better with each passing track. Never pretending to be anything other than what it is, the album’s simple and expertly composed melodies, relatable writing, and overall easy-going spirit make it a worthy adventure for fans of today’s—and yesterday’s—rootsy and radio-ready style of country music.
Eagles meets Willie with a twist of Cash…
BELOW: Listen to Norm Brunet’s album, It Don’t Get Better Than This, and connect with his website and social media platforms. Please support Norm Brunet by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!