Elizabeth Elkins

Elizabeth Elkins

Title: Songwriter
Genres: Country, Rock, Pop, Americana
Status: Taking submissions
Song limit per member: Unlimited
Bio: Elizabeth Elkins is a professional songwriter who has written for BMG Nashville and EMI. She has a Top 30 Billboard Country… read more

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song: Hooten's Holler
artist: Hank Thomas

genre: Country - Americana
stats: playlists: 5 | song plays: 23
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Country

What is an appropriate title for this song?
Hooten's Holler

What artist does this song most remind you of?
Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw

What best describes the subject matter of this song?
Good - Celebration

What era does this song fall under?
1990 - 1999

What best describes the mood of this song?
Happy - In High Spirits

Song Analysis
Quality of Lyrics
3/5

Quality of the Hook
3/5

Quality of the Verses
3/5

Quality of the Chorus
3/5

Quality of the Breaks
3/5

Quality of Instrumentation
4/5

Quality of Arrangement
3/5

Quality of the Melody
3/5

Quality of the Chord Progression
3/5

Quality of the Instrumental Hooks
3/5

Marriage Between Chorus and Verse
4/5

Marriage Between Music and Lyrics
4/5

Instrumentation
Quality of the Instrument/Sound Selection
4/5

Quality of the Lead Performances
4/5

Quality of the Meter
4/5

Quality of Keyboards
3/5

Quality of Guitar
3/5

Quality of Bass
3/5

Quality of Percussion
3/5

Quality of Intro/Opening Line
4/5

Vocals
Quality of the Vocal Pitch
4/5

Quality of Vocal Phrasing and Performance
4/5

Quality of the Backup Vocals
4/5

Quality of Vocal
4/5

Production
Quality of Recording (Techniques)
4/5

Quality of Mix
4/5

Originality of Song
5/5

Overall Rating
3/5

Quality of the Title
4/5

General Comments

This song is a very enjoyable, fun and uplifting listen. My main reason for some lower rankings (the 3s out of 5) is because it's outdated for current country music, and that may make it difficult if you want to pitch it or are looking for an artist deal. It sounds like a great song from the late 90s/early 2000s that a band like Shenandoah or Little Texas would do a great job with. I also think that the chorus could lift a little more. The melody in the chorus is very repetitive and it never takes us to the fun place a listener needs in a song like this one. I think it's just the top of the chorus that needs a kick to take us up there. The harmonies sound absolutely great by the way - solid, well done country singing. Overall, I feel like the mix is a little lackluster, across the board the sound is staying in one place and is lacking the dynamic to make it soar. I think it's in the mix and arrangement (and maybe that missing chorus lift) because the instruments are played very well and the lead vocal is a stellar performance as well. That leads me to believe it's the song itself missing the "X" factor to make it great. As is, it's good - but I have a feeling based on your stuff you can knock a homerun.


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Artist's Submitted Question:

Just your thoughts

Hank

Pro's Answer/Comments:

Hi Hank, this is a really fun song that takes me back to listening to artists like Shenandoah. I love the harmonies and the positive vibes throughout. It's just missing some melodic firepower. I bet live it really rocks, and maybe capturing a bit more of that would be the solution.


Quote From Pro:

A get-down, super fun song that harkens back to the best of Shenandoah. Hank brings the party!


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