DAVE BARNES What We Want, What We Get (Razor & Tie) FOR FANS OF: Matt Wertz, Jon McLaughlin, Jimmy Needham QQQQ Having fraternized the college music circuit nearly ten years ago with his charming lyrical chops and memorable melodies, one of Nashville’s favorite singer/songwriters, Dave Barnes, is maturing into a full-fl edge pop artist with What We Want, What We Get. Fusing radio-friendly fl air and thoughtful word rhymes with production as sensitive to his early 30’s peer group as his collegiate constituency, Barnes creates his most accessible project to date. And though his lighthearted take on love will always appeal to a younger demographic, Barnes has morphed from a wordsmith wonderkid into a competent commercial artist with a veritable foothold in extended musical markets. - Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “What We Need” feat. Jonny Lang AUSTINS BRIDGE Times Like These (Daywind Records) FOR FANS OF: Rascal Flatts, Emerson Drive QQQ This seems the perfect Nashville record. After all, the foundation Music City, U.S.A. is built upon—the Country and Christian music markets and the sheen production commonly associated with both genres— glosses over the entire affair on Austins Bridge’s Times Like These. Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus handles production and polishes the already slick melodies and harmonies to a clean shine. - Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Mercy Never Leaves” CROSSOVER REVIEWS All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.CCMmagazine.com/music/upcoming_ releases. CROSSOVER NEW RELEASES 05.04.2010 AUSTINS BRIDGE TIMES LIKE THESE (DAYWIND/WORD) 05.18.2010 HIGH VALLEY HIGH VALLEY (CENTRICTY) 06.08.2010 TY HERNDON JOURNEY ON (FUNL) CROSSOVER 46 CCM