If you recognize the name Dallas Smith, so you probably have some album with the Canadian Modern Rock band Default. Dallas is namely their front man and has had a brilliant career there since the debut in The Fallout from 2001, although their career waned in recent years
Now he tests his own wings dressed in boots and cowboy hat on his way to Nashville. Gone is the Modern Rock music, and instead we get a record full of pop-oriented country where you can also hear some AOR touches here and there. Is normally not a big fan of this type of rock, but there is an exception and find that it is a very competent and well-done album. The opening "If It Gets You Where You Wanna Go" is strong as well as "Nothing But Summer," but the whole album is really good and well worth checking out if you like melodic country. It is worth mentioning that none Joey Moi (Daughtry & Nickelback) has produced “Jumped Right In” so it's a really good sound of course!
Alter Bridge was formed in 2004 by Mark Tremonti (lead guitar, vocals), Brian Marshall (bass) and Scott Phillips (drums), all former members of Creed, with Myles Kennedy (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), formerly of The Mayfield Four.