I have been looking forward to chatting with Nashville singer-songwriter Elliott Park ever since SiriusXM’s Kenny Curtis told me about him over lunch a few months back. Soon after Elliott sent me his debut kindie release Just Be it became one of my favorites. Back in 2006, his song “I Loved Her First” hit #1 on the Billboard Country music chart, and although many of his songs thrive in Nashville, Elliott’s main body of songs tend toward the unconventional. Just Be keeps within this category, with subjects and instrumentation that’s never boring and, as Elliott suggested, if it gives the listener whiplash, it’s okay.

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