Adam Sanders is another in a long line of new artists with song writing roots. Growing up in north Florida, Sanders fell in love with music at a young age and, after moving to Nashville in 2007, became a songwriter. Now, after having songs cut by Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, and friend Cole Swindell, Sanders is moving out of the shadows and into the spotlight with his debut single, “Nothin’ To Do But Drink.”
The track, which can be heard now on Sirius XM, Spotify, and iTunes, is one that has both uniqueness and familiarity. The ladder of these two stems from the songwriting which includes all of the cliches of today’s country music: girls, tailgates, and, of course, drinking. Even though many songs that fall back on these qualities can feel stale and generic upon only a few listens, this one does not. Clever lyrics combined with an up tempo rhythm and heavy guitar rift make it a fun track to listen to. The first few lines might be some of the best lyrics in a bro-country song this year as Sanders opens: Peach floatin’ in a mason, little buzz chasin,’ Friday night high got the short skirts shakin’.
On top of the musical arrangement and lyrics, Sanders’ voice makes this one of the better songs released by up-and-coming artists as of late. The higher register and strong twang of his voice as compared to other upstarts give “Nothin’ To Do But Drink” a nostalgic feel while still fitting in with what country radio loves to play.
Overall this song should prove to be a breakthrough for Sanders as he embarks on his own journey as an artist.