download Although still very young, Buck Ford has had a considerable experience as a musician and singer, with over more than 8 years of concerts that have brought him to share the stage with the likes of Jason Michael Carroll, Daryle Singletary, Steve Azar, Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolias, Ty Herdon, John Michael Montgomery, Aaron Tippin, Jon Pardi, Aaron Watson, Clint Black, Wade Hayes, Dustin Lynch and, on various occasions, with Mark Chestnutt. Furthermore, this former professional bike rider has recorded, in addition to this “Where I Wanna Be”, 4 albums, from “Guitar and Gasoline” (2009), “For Now” (2010), “Country Never Goes Outta Style” (2012) and “Something Bout Those Cowgirls” (2014). Recorded in Nashville, “Where I Wanna Be” is a pure country music album, in the “new traditionalist” style which in the 90’s had such a great success. 11 tracks, all original and, apart from two covers (a Jerry Kilgore hit, “I Just Want My Baby Back” and the classic by His Majesty George, “Fool Hearted Memory”), all the others were written or co-written by Buck himself. The opening track is called “Apparently Not” which brings us back to the sound that we loved so much, listening to Rick Trevino or Tracy Lawrence. Another song worth mentioning is “Rodeo To Rodeo” whilst “Cowgirl” is the classic love song that you expect from a country singer. “Her High Heels (My Cowboy Boots)” as well as “Old Girlfriends” are very traditionalistic, whilst the title track “Where I Wanna Be” is almost an acoustic summary of how Buck wants country music to be: steel guitar and excellent voice. The album closes with the beautiful “Play Me A Country Song” that sounds like a musical statement about his convictions ( “Play me a Haggard, play me a Jonser an ole George Straiter any ole honkytonkers”). With this in mind, it is obvious that “Where I Wanna Be” will appeal to fans of the classic country music which, even with modern arrangements, does not veer from tradition. Buck Ford definitely deserves a great success. For further information write to , or (Gianluca Sitta)