Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Anywhere But Here is the much anticipated new studio album from one of country music's fastest rising stars. His biggest influences remain the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynrd and the Eagles, while at the same time he loves the richness of Conway Twitty and the fire of Charlie Daniels. The result of these influences is Chris Cagle's new traditional country music a that's perfect fit for contemporary times. Capitol. 2005.
Personnel: Chris Cagle (vocals); John Willis (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo); John Carroll, Dan Agee (electric guitar); Jonathan Yudkin (strings).
The third album by contemporary country singer Chris Cagle represents two different tendencies in his music. The first is a penchant for crossover country-pop, especially powerhouse ballads meant to pull the heartstrings, which Cagle handles with particular skill. The second and more interesting tendency is Cagle's commitment to country-rock, which comes roaring through on rollicking, honky-tonk numbers like "Hey Y'All" and his twangy revision of Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive". The mixture makes for a radio-friendly release that's also got teeth.