Sunday, 13 May 2018

Black River’s Abby Anderson releases debut single ‘Make Him Wait’ (Song Review)

Upcoming Tour Dates include select support for Russell Dickerson
and a full week of CMA Music Festival Activities

Single Cover Art: Courtesy of Black River Entertainment

Nashville, TN – Black River Entertainment songwriter/artist Abby Anderson’s debut single “Make Him Wait” is digitally available now.
The single was sent to radio on May 10, 2018 with an impact date set for June 4, 2018. 

Currently on her national Country radio promo tour, Anderson is set to open for Russell Dickerson on select dates before a jampacked CMA Music Festival week of performances and appearances.

Written by Anderson along with GRAMMY-nominated hit songwriter Tom Douglas and hit songwriter/producer Josh Kerr who also produced the single, the empowering message in “Make Him Wait” serves as a reminder to trust your worth.

In a recent Instagram post, Anderson expressed her hope for “Make Him Wait” saying, “I’m sharing a little bit of my heart and the truth that I was brought up knowing. And honestly, I hope that this song serves as a reminder of how precious you are, how cherished you should be, and above all, to trust your worth with someone worth your trust.” View the full Instagram post here.

Last month, Anderson gave fans a sneak peek into the single with the release of an acoustic performance video of “Make Him Wait,” which can be viewed here:

Abby Anderson – Make Him Wait (Single Review)
Release Date: April 27, 2018
Label: Black River Entertainment
Total Length: 3:23

The plaintive piano intro and soft guitar hooks you in from the get-go on this classy tender and beautiful mid-tempo ballad.
The lovely soft production allows the focus to remain very much on the song as it should do with country music.

On this debut country single the message advocates a lady to not rush headlong into a relationship but advices her to be patient and value her self-respect. The empowering and aptly titled “Make Him Wait” witnesses Abby drawing on a phrase from her father for direction when dealing with starry-eyed relationships.

Discovering the right pathway for love the lyric suggests to the lady, despite the ‘small talk’, the guy must patiently bide his time before he takes her out on that first date. Those midnight blue eyes and the shiny Pontiac in the driveway may dazzle her but the encouragement is to hold back.

With its sweet and honest words that ‘real man’ must prove his trust in making his sweetheart feel deeply cherished. There will be many days and months, even years just holding hands during the courtship before that special, precious, and unforgettable first kiss takes them both to a heavenly place. Yes, that priceless kind of love is “worth the weight in gold”.
As time passes the scene is set with husband-to-be waiting for his bride as she takes her time walking down the aisle with a teary-eyed Dad beside her as a happy and proud mother looks on. That life-long advice now completely makes sense.  

When you find the one, the staying kind, then he won't mind
And you look into his eyes and realize
It was worth the while to make him wait

With her tender soulful vocal Abby perfectly brings out the necessary intimate emotion with a winning vocal performance. The production is restrained and beautiful and this compelling song is delicious. What a debut, we love it, we patiently await to hear more from the Dallas songstress!
Adrian Clark (Country Routes News)

"Make Him Wait" Lyrics: 

When he calls you, you don't have to answer right away
Make him wait
And when he small talks before he asks you on a date
Make him wait
When his Pontiac's in the driveway and his eyes are midnight blue
Take a deep breath, do the opposite of what you wanna do


Make him wait by the phone
At the door to meet your dad
Before that first kiss he's gotta hold your hand
You can't get it back when you give yourself away
Yeah, a boy's gonna run but a real man's gonna stay
Girl make him wait
Make him wait

And when he says that it'd be easier if you just stayed the night
Make him wait
You're gonna wanna and you're thinkin' you just might
But make him wait


They told me love is worth the weight in gold
Like that ring on your hand so
When you find the one, the staying kind, then he won't mind

If you make him wait in his tux
Cello sings you down the aisle
Walk slow, take your time, while your daddy cries and your mama smiles
When they're throwin' rice into the air and those tin cans roll away
And you look into his eyes and realize
It was worth the while to make him wait

ABOUT Abby Anderson
The Dallas, Texas, native was recently named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country for 2018, a CMT Listen Up Artist – #18for2018, one of Pandora’s “2018 Country Artists to Watch” as well as The Boot’s “2018 Artists to Watch.”

Prior to making her solo move to Nashville at 17 years old, Anderson worked hard to finish school early and get a head start on her dream of a career in music. Upon arriving in Music City, she began paying her dues by playing gigs in local favorites, including The Bluebird Café, The Listening Room Café, and the Tin Roof, among others, while working as a nanny.
Her hard work and perseverance paid off a few years later as Anderson was surprised by Black River Entertainment with a publishing and record deal during a charity event at the Ryman Auditorium in 2017.

CMT’s Next Women Class of 2018: Abby Anderson (L) with Raelynn (R) 
Nashville’s City Winery | CREDIT: Rick Diamond Getty Images 7 Nov 2017

Anderson, born and raised in Dallas, Texas was the second oldest of seven kids, six girls, and one boy.  Growing up around music, she sang, played piano, and nurtured her creative side from an early point in life. After receiving some attention from playing piano one day, Anderson knew in her bones that she wanted to perform in front of an audience.
Confidently, when she was just fifteen years old, she walked into her dad’s office and told him that she wanted to be home-schooled the rest of high school and move to Nashville.  Being the supportive parent, she needed, he told her to graduate a year early and move there when she was seventeen and that is exactly what she did. 
Right upon her arrival into town she got to hustling, making connections, and networking. “That is what’s so beautiful about Nashville, it’s so easy to meet not just people, but kind people who genuinely want to help you out,” she says of Music City.  

Focusing on songwriting and getting into rooms with the right people, Anderson was signed to Black River Entertainment, after her friends pitched her songs to their A&R team.  Label head, Gordon Kerr sat her down and said he wanted to sign her, following the conversation, Anderson signed her record deal on the stage at the famed Ryman Auditorium.  “I am the luckiest girl to be over there, they are my family and my team and they are brilliant,” she exclaimed.
Her debut single, “Make Him Wait” was written with Josh Kerr and Tom Douglas. Kerr is a songwriter on Kelsea Ballerini’s smash hits “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Dibs” and Tom Douglas is a songwriter on Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” as well as songs for Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack and many more country artists

Upcoming Tour Dates:
05/23/18 – Club Rodeo – San Jose, CA
05/31/18 – House Of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ
06/01/18 – Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT
06/02/18 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
06/05/18 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
08/06/18 - 12:30 p.m. Concert and Conversation: CMT’s Next Women of Country with Abby Anderson, Bailey Bryan, Ashley Campbell, Cassadee Pope, and the Sisterhood Band – Event

*06/09/18 – Breakout Stage, CMA Music Festival – Nashville, TN
07/04/18 – Flannagan’s – Dublin, OH
*Stay tuned for updates

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