Assemble four talented vocalists/musicians and get them
to collaborate on songwriting and producing…your final product will be hilljack. Their distinct style seamlessly fuses
traditional country with southern rock. But, don't turn your head – just when you think it's all been done before, you
get a punch in the gut from hilljack. Their debut Standup features a 14-pack of what else – contagious hilljack
The opening notes of THIS COULD GET GOOD explode through the speakers. Just as the first track dictates, there's
not a single disappointment on this album. In case you're faced with lengthy road trips anytime soon, just pop this one in
your car player and it should keep your singing tirelessly for hours! Next up is BIGGER THAN DALLAS, a mid-tempo "she done
broke my heart" song. Then, we find the guys applying a little reverse psychology in YOU STILL THINK ABOUT ME – hey,
whatever it takes to heal a broken heart, right? (Besides, they got one heck of a catchy song out of it.) Then they come a'beckoning
for the "real cowboys" to STAND UP in the title track. When the main character has a head-on collision with a hard-knock love,
the declaration LUV SUX comes to mind. The glass appears half full on MY SIDE OF TOWN; after all, there's "love that lasts"
and "happy every after every time," where blissful memories take over and permeate the soul. You can't help but smile to the
tongue-twisting and wildly infectious I KISSED MISS MISSISSIPPI. The "what if's" of when America's much-embraced musical genre
becomes DEAD AND GONE. After a particularly rocky romantic experience, the man in this song has one condition: that the next
girl he gets serious with is NOT SUSAN. Next comes a pensive ballad about mistakes made, lessons learned, and trying to come
full circle IN CALIFORNIA. Aside from the title of the gospel-flavored THE DAY KATHERINE GREGORY DIED, there's not another
indication that it is a woe-is-me song. Many questions, including HOW MANY HEARTS LIKE MINE, surface during a four-minute
musical meditation session. The intricate guitar work (listen especially during the interlude) and feel-good lyrics will sound
LOUD ENOUGH in your head for days! THROW-DOWN HOE-DOWN is a foot-stomping, twist-your-pardner-round-and round tune, bound
to be a dancehall favorite! What a way to close out a standout album!
Whether it's an upbeat toe-tapping track or a
laid-back ballad, hilljack's got it all covered. What a much appreciated breath of fresh music – this is what country
radio needs to be playing!! Do me a favor: go out and get yourself some hilljack fever!