Album Review: Chris Mann “Roads”


On October 30th, Chris Mann’s debut album “Roads” will be hitting the streets! If you have not heard about Chris Mann, I must say you are missing out! Chris first made appearance on the opening season of the popular prime-time NBC singing competition show The Voice. I must admit I’ve not seen the show much myself but was pretty impressed with the results of discovering such an artist especially after recently hearing a copy of Chris’s album Roads myself over the weekend.

His album runs about an hour long and there are a total of 11 tracks. Songs included covers such as Lady Antebellum’s hit song “Need You Now”, Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind“ and Damien Rice’s “The Blower’s Daughter”. There is even as special guest appearance by Christina Aguilera that I’m sure most fan will delight in!

I can deeply resonate with the song Roads on which the name of the CD was choosen. A few of the lines of the song are “There are roads in this life that we all travel. There are scars and there are battles where we roam. When we are lost or wherever we may go. They will always lead you home,”. Chris’s rich strong voice keeps you drawn into the song completely. It’s a great song to remind us of the journey we are on in life and no matter if you go astray, there’s always the road to home and not to fear what lies ahead.

The Blower’s Daughter is a song I can see being played at weddings, included in special photo and video projects for the loves of our lives, and much more! The power, words, and feeling behind this song can truly be heard from both Chris and Christina! I always enjoy hearing songs that are sung like it’s meant to be heard and felt.

Chris Mann and the background choir included does an exceptional job with the song Ave Maria. No matter what this song has always been a favorite of mine and this version done by Chris has done nothing less of leaving me with goosebumps!

I was touched and completely moved by the entire album of Roads. This is no CD to look over. You totally need this one in your collection! I know I am looking forward to many more albums by this exceptional singer. You must check it our for yourselves! I highly recommend it!

If interested, you can purchase the “Roads” on iTunes (http://bit.ly/SgkwJb) and/or Amazon.com (http://amzn.to/XQpJc8). It would make a great stocking stuffer this Holiday season too! And remember, this album hits the streets on October 30th though you can go ahead and pre-order it right away.

Disclosure: “This is a review post from One2One Network. I was provided with a copy of the album and I am eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated are my own.”