Will Ardell grew up on a farm in Rock Point, Saskatchewan amid devoted parents and solid lifelong friends. During those young rural years Will began writing poetry and placed first in a national competition and then in his teens went on to place on an international contest. These successes were his earliest inspirations and they propelled him toward writing daily, especially once he acquired his first guitar for Christmas at the age of 19. There was no stopping Will’s commitment to music and to being heard as he has written over 800 songs embracing all styles and genres.
Will Ardell has had an outstanding year since he entered the Canadian Country music business beginning with the release of his double CD, “All About The Ride”. Will has received confirmation of this success from the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards which were held in Saskatoon on April 27th, 2013 where he won “The Rising Star Award”. At the SCMA’s Will was also nominated for “Male Vocalist of the Year”, “Song of The Year”, Album of The Year” and “Video of The Year” for “Save Me”.
The 18 songs on “All About The Ride”define what crossover country-pop-rock music is all about: High quality tunes, amazing singing, great musicianship, solid production, and well written lyrics. “Giddy Up” and the title track start things off, and are the perfect songs to get the music flowing. I surely wasn’t expecting to like every song on the album; however, it truly delivers one great song after another. The lyrics, the voice, the music; its perfect harmony to the ears.
The songs are heartfelt, and paint pictures that take you straight to the core of your emotions. Will’s fast tempo songs are definite toe-tappers, and the ballads will give you Goosebumps. You really couldn’t ask for more than that in an album.
On “All About The Ride”, Will performs a great blend of country moods and creates an energetic atmosphere that will make your same old drive to work a whole lot more enjoyable. If you love Country Music, this is one for your collection, no doubt! It has everything a country classic has, with a mix of the modern pop-rock sound achieved by few others of the new generation of Country artists. Definitely a fresh, modern and emotional approach.
All the songs are great but I especially love the sound of the title track and “Give Em Hell”, “Make Me A Man”, “The Way You Did”, “Leavin”, “Little Smiles” and “Unwell”. Will is a master at writing country music that rocks, and his music makes you want to sing, dance and have fun, or even lament over a broken heart.
What sets Will Ardell apart from other country singers, is his not only his voice, but his passion and delivery. The man sings through his heart and you can feel it. If you’re a fan of this genre of music and haven’t listened to “All About The Ride”, then you’re missing something! Highly recommended!
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