"This is one of the best songs out there right now. The song is real and relatable, all the things that make a country music great. Plus, David really sells it."
JOHN PAUL, VP PROGRAMMING & PD HOT COUNTRY
DIAL GLOBAL RADIO NETWORKS
I live for listening sessions like this one. The best part of this job is the thrill of discovery. There is simply nothing like hearing a great new artist for the first time. Or watching young ones develop. This is also a repeat appearance by David Bradley in "DisClaimer." I am much more impressed by him this time around, because "Hard Time Movin' On" is a shining gem. In a word, "Wow." He sings like a hillbilly angel. The production throbs with tension and drama. The heartache in the song burns and hurts. Rodney Crowell provides tenor harmony. What more could you possibly want?"
ROBERT K. OERMANN, MUSIC ROW PUBLICATIONS
"The gentle but insistent chugging beat on which this is built has Rod's DNA all over it. The writing here is exceptionally intelligent and poetic. There are enough colorful phrases in here for five songs. "I've been blistered by the never ending sunshine of your smile". How's THAT for a line?! It came into my in-box yesterday. I've heard it a dozen times now. It is quite brilliant."
STEVE WARREN, WARREN COUNTRY CONSULTING/COUNTRY PLAYLIST ADVISOR
"Country lyrics with a touch of twang delivered by this UK fella with enough sensibility to pick the likes of Rodney Crowell to pal around with… Not only that but the song itself is a gem, in the same vein as Chesney's "Somewhere With You" and Jerrod Neimann's "What Do You Want". When the subject is love, we can all feel the pain of letting go."
CAREY CARLSON, WTCM/TRAVERSE CITY, MI
"David Bradley "Hard Time Movin On" is as good or better than any major label record out there. It is a great song, and the rhythm hooks you from the beginning."
FLETCH BROWN, WXFL/FLORENCE, AL
"We've all been there! "Hard Time Movin' On" instantly draws you in and makes you want to know "what did he do to move on...or did he?" This song tested #1 on our online music poll last week and WILL be an add this week.....great vocals and great delivery , plus anything with Rodney Crowell on it is a proven winner!....."Hard Time Movin On".....will.....Move You......."
AUSTIN DANIELS, KFTX/CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
"I think David Bradley is a superstar in the making. His smooth voice sends chills down our listeners spines. Hard Time Movin' On" is going to be a huge hit for David."
LISA JOHNSON, KBCN/HARRISON, AR
"A damn good song is one that just reaches deep inside and places you right there. "Been there, done that." that is what David Bradley's "Hard Time Movin" On" is. David sings that hurt and pain of making a big mistake and wanting so much to fix it. Add to the song an established songwriter and singer like Rodney Crowell, well, it just reads as a HIT. If you haven't felt this song, you've never been in love."
DAVID WAYNE, KWOX/WOODWARD, OK
"Gorgeous music intro (you can hear Rodney's style), vocals are beautiful -- this one will be HUGE!!!!"
ROBBI "DAWN DALE", KNAF/FREDERICKSBURG, TX
"One of the best written songs on our playlist. David delivers it perfectly."
ADAM SMITH, KRVN/LEXINGTON, NE
Examiner.com Interview With DB
Country music is one of the most popular genres all over the U.S and Ohioans also love a great country song and voice. From backyard BBQ’s, to a family drive along a country road, you are likely to hear country music coming from the speakers. David Bradley is an amazing country music artist that I had the privilege to interview and introduce to you today. If you do not already know who he is and his music, I hope you enjoy reading what David had to say about his music career, and the interesting stories he shared with me, as much as I enjoyed speaking with him. If you think that Loretta Lynn’s story of coming from Kentucky, the daughter of a poor coal miner, I am sure you will enjoy the story of how David Bradley came to Nashville as well. You can read the full interview HERE.
David Bradley takes the stage at the KCQ Country Music Fest (www.mlive.com)
Country music fans on Ojibway Island, some of who have been waiting since as early as 8 a.m., got their day started with the sound of rising country star David Bradley's British accent booming in the mic.
“Make some noise!” he yelled out to the more than 80,000 attendees spread across the lawn.
He was the first act to perform at the KCQ Country Music Fest.
Bradley, most known for his single“Hard Time Movin' On,” opened with “When the Devil Goes Under” and got the crowd riled up with a 50-minute set list and a few cheers for Wynonna to get her to hear “country music's loudest crowd,” he called out.
He also joked that with his “strong southern twang,” everyone can probably tell he's not from around “these parts.” That hasn't stopped the musician from making his mark in America, though. “Hard Time Movin' On” released in January, entered the Top 40 on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart in March, then broke into Billboard Country Indicator Chart in June. He's been touring around the U.S. and Europe over the last year and just came up from Wichita, KS, last night.
“Got here around 1 a.m.,” he told the crowd during the performance. "It was a 1000-mile, or 16-hour journey, up to Saginaw to play today."
He let his fans and Twitter followers in on the excitement (and bit of agony) during the recent travels as he tweeted last night: "Ok here we go! Deep breath. Saginaw looks SOOOOO far away! See you guys in MI tomorrow WKCQ Music Fest! with Neal McCoy & Wynonna!" Hours later it was followed up with this update: "Jeeeeeez this is a loooooonnnggg way :("
But, Bradley arrived this morning with a smile on his face and even gave one last tweet before he took the stage: "BEAUTIFUL day here in Saginaw MI. KCQ summer fest getting ready to go down and it's HOT!!! woohoo."
The UK-native, who was introduced by KCQ staff as “the next Garth Brooks,” led fans chanting “If you can't make music, make love” and led them in the hymnal “Nothing But the Blood.”
He also used his performance time to give a few quick anecdotes about touring and his first exposure to Nashville.