Now comes Joanna Smith’s second attempt at launching her career. After last year’s spunky “Gettin’ Married” failed to leave much of a mark Columbia Nashville is toning it down with single number two. This may be a strategy that works as her debut single may have proved to be a little too wacky, specifically in the vocal delivery, to work on Country Radio.
“Georgia Mud” will fit right in on radio playlists this spring, with it’s laid back feel. Joanna’s vocal still features enough personality without goin over the top like she did on “Gettin’ Married”. The Production more or less stays out of the way to let the vocal and the lyrics carry the song. As per usual these days said lyrics don’t really say anything new, but they have a charm to them that makes up for the lack of originality.
We may have heard the story this song tells many times before, but with Joanna’s infectuous personality elevating it, you get a nice feel good song. Hopefully it’ll carry her up the charts to hit status, as Joanna’s a talented woman in a genre who could use more. B