The Bottom Line
- "Banjo Boy"
- "Dream Big"
- Some songs may not appeal to traditionalists at first.
- Produced by Jason Deere.
- All of the songs are written by Ryan Shupe.
- Released by Capitol Records Nashville.
Guide Review - Ryan Shupe & The Rubberband Dream Big
Unlike a lot of baby acts on Nashvilles major labels, Ryan Shupe & The Rubberband have been together for many years and self-released three albums before culling the best of those albums to create Dream Big. While the title song is a smash hit at radio for all the right reasons (great instrumentation, inspiring lyric), the rest of the record showcases a band that is similar to both Diamond Rio and Dave Matthews Band. Ryan Shupe & The Rubberband present a fun, unique take on country music.
The lead-off track, Banjo Boy showcases the bands strong musical skill while Simplify continues to showcase the dexterity of the band while also showing a humorous side. Would You Love Me has a sound that should make it a popular song at radio while Even Superman showcases Shupes sharp lyrical ability. Dream Big is a wonderful album that announces the arrival of countrys next great band.