T. Jae Christian
Marriage On The Rocks 
( & Other Bad Heartaches)


 
Includes Special Bonus
Introducing New Artist Chance Martin
 
Universal Sound Records
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T. Jae started with his music at the early age of 12 years old. After learning to play the guitar, he would play for anyone anywhere just for the asking and that still hasn't changed! T. Jae has always been in love with music, and has stayed true to his belief that music has always been and always will be the one common bond between all people. After moving to Nashville, TN, T. Jae put his performing aside for awhile to pursue writing and record production with his songs being recorded by such artists as Roy Orbison, Charlie Pride, Nat Stucky, Jeannie Prueft, Jimmy Martin, etc. 

In '93-'94 T. Jae released his first album to the European market that included a duet with Lola Jean Dillon titled I've Learned to Lie. The song won them the international Vocal Duo of the Year award. 
In '95-'96 he had six tracks on the album Three Times the Country, for which he won International Male Artist of the year two years running! In 1998 he had five tracks on 3 TIMES THE COUNTRY II. In early 1999 he released this, his latest album "Marriage on the Rocks" which by September of '99 had captured three more awards, Country Album of the Year, and two Country Male Artist of the Year. 

The album opens with the title track, "Marriage On The Rocks" a song written by Linda Black and Brad Watson about a real common story in the music business.

First track on the album from the pen of Curt Ryle is the ballad, "When I Had You", a story of lost love written with Bobby T Charles.

"I Could Build A Lifetime", another Curt Ryle song, written with Brittany Allyn, is another slow ballad that has the singer watching someone destroying his relationship and thinking how he would treat her so much better.

The tempo rises slightly for another story of a broken relationship in the L.E.White and Lola Jean Dillon song, "Bring Back The Arms It Came In". (The loves still here, bring back the arms it came in). Great!

Another rise in tempo for the cheating song "Country Conscience" before slowing right back down again for another Curt Ryle composition, "House Of Diamonds".

Curt Ryle is the writer again for "Slow Death" a story of a fading love that just won't die, before the liveliest track on the album, the catchy two stepper "These Boots Were Made For Walking" (not to be confused with the Nanci sinatra song of the same name).

"Still Gettin' Over You (Gettin' Over Me)" is the final track on this set from T Jae, written by Curt Ryle, and is another slow ballad telling of lost love.

Final track on this album from T Jae is "It's You", a slow two stepper written by new signing to Universal Sound, Chance Martin, who is rewarded with three tracks of his own on the end of this CD.

While this is a good album from T Jae Christian, a man who sounds incredibly like Vern Gosdin, my only criticism would be that it could have done with maybe a couple more uptempo songs.
But that is only a minor criticism of a very enjoyable album from a man with a great voice. 0
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Chance Martin

Universal Sound Records


Raised in Nashville, TN around the music business and entertainers, Chance was struck with show business fever from the time he could walk and talk and it's remained his passion throughout his life. He set his sights on radio and entered night school at "Nashville School of Broadcasting" and completed his courses there while attending college. Chance didn't get into radio or finish college because during Summer break he took a job with ABC/SCREEN GEMS on a Summer placement called "The Johnny Cash Show". He did three years and two world tours with Johnny as stage manager and lighting director.
Some of Chance's fondest memories are of Saturday nights at the Grand Ole Opry when he was invited to Roy Acuff's dressing room to entertain Mr. Roy's guests with his wit and Johnny Cash impressions. Chance always gives thanks to the great entertainers he's worked with through the years, but the two people he holds dearest are Johnny Cash and Cowboy Jack Clement. They both took him under their wings and have remained his closest friends for the past 30 years. His one great unfulfilled ambition is to be recognized as an artist/entertainer. 

Chance has a very deep voice and the first track "We're All Here" (cause we ain't all there) is a great fun song, written by Curt Ryle that has Chance sounding just like his idol Johnny Cash, complete with boom chicka boom rythm.
I love this!

 

On "Just Like Mine" Chance teams up with T Jae Christian for a duet on a lively song written by Jerry abbott and Patti Jackson, that has both singers saying their woman is just as good as the other ones. 

The set closes with "Tree Jammin' Jack" a true story that has Brooks Watson guesting on the track. Apparently, Brooks is a friend of Jacks owner, who told him the story and he wrote the song.

This is a fine set previewing new artist Chance Martin, a man who I am sure has a great future ahead of him. I very much look forward to hearing a full album from this talented newcomer.