Want a soul changing music experience? This is it!!!!
This album is beyond a doubt my favorite album of all time. This album will move your soul and touch your heart in more ways than one. I'll Be Your Angel is a tear-jerking song about the loss of a child and a connection that only a daddy and his little girl could have that still lives on even after death. I am not one who cries often unless really overcome by emotion ....this song leaves me sobbing! I get choked up everytime I listen to it. If you question whether or not a loved one can still have a connection to you even after they have passed on... this song will renew your faith in that belief. The tenderness of a love that a father has for his daughter as he is speaking of some of his memories of her, the saddness and grief of loosing her is lightened by the tinkling little voice saying "I love you Daddy".In this song, the belief that love lives on is undeniable!
Soulmates is personally a life-changing song for me. The first time I heard this song, I was incrediablly defeated in the area of love. My long time relationship unexpectedly ended and left me not only in a zombie-like state of shock but left me broken, and in an unbelievable state of hopelessness. I think many people may be able to relate to the feelings of loosing what you believe was the love of your life and then slipping into the feelings of aloneness and wondering if there really is a person out there for you. This song speaks of those feelings, the prayers said, and the hope that that one person you are searching for....that true love...your soulmate is finally found. This song is written and performed so beautifully .....the music and lyrics truly do speak to the heart. For me, personally, I listened to this song thousands of times because it really did help to heal the pain of a broken heart. So if need a song to listen to during those times when you feel so alone, or if the belief in love has been shaken or if you question whether there is still hope to find that one true love, this is a great song to listen to. Maybe you've found your soulmate and need a beautiful romantic song to share with your true love....this would be a good one! If you are still searching for that one and only and starting to give up hope, this song will help to keep you believing that maybe somewhere out there your true soulmate is saying the same prayers you are. This song spoke to me when I was so sad, I didn't think I could make it through another day. It continues to speak to me even though I don't feel the pain of a lost relationship anymore. My teenage daughter listens to it when she wants to feel that her future will be filled with the love of her soulmate (whoever he may be). But be careful, you may just find yourself humming this song without even realizing it while at work or shopping! (Yes, I have done this many times!) It is just so pretty.....can't help but to love it!
Full 8 is so different from the other two before it.....but Ryan did not skimp on the talent on this one either. It holds all the heart pumping excitement that is second only to the excitement of being a true bullrider. Complete with sounds effects that sound like thunder and the excitement of true rodeo announcers, this song will truely get you pumped up! My teenage son loves this song for it's got all stuff that guys seem to gravitate towards. But as a country girl myself and raising kids in the country, this song happens to be the song we listen to when putting our boots on for a day of work and we need a little energy boost! I also live down the road from a true rodeo family...a bullrider,a steer wrestler and a couple of barrel-racing rodeo queens and they love this song as well. If you want to go to a rodeo but the season hasn't started yet....this is the closest thing to it. Ryan truely captured the spirit of the rodeo in this song. If you got the guts, I dare you to try to go the Full 8......you .won't be disappointed!
As an artist, I think Ryan is just so talented. His lyrics and music are just so pretty and heart-warming. It is hard to describe how the music can effect a person. But he is good at reaching deep and touching the soul. I listen to a lot of different music in general. Everything from old and new country, hard rock, heavy metal, hair bands, and pop. As far back as the 50's and right up to todays present music...such as Daughtry, Nickelback and even Lady Ga Ga....and sometimes even a rap song here or there....(two teens in the house....sometimes the music choice is not always mine to make). But when I really need that song that calms me down, makes a hectic day seem more serene or, in the case of Full 8, a song that gets me moving when I really just want to find my blanket and go back to bed.......I always grab one of these songs. I love this music...because it just does something inside of you....creates an emotion ....and I think that is the whole point of music. I am so thankful that Ryan Carthridge has written these songs and made them availiable for us. His music and talent is a true gift ..... and his voice is really awesome too....you just gotta experience it yourself!