by John Tarpley
Adam Hambrick is no stranger to Central Arkansas, taking his melodic, driving brand of sincere, radio-ready pop from venue to venue for years. Now he's ready to release his newest, "Fighting from the Ground," an album born out of, as he says, a frustration that eventually led to a reinvention of his sound. And the sound? It's anything but frustrated. The 10 tracks are airy, optimistic pieces of Southern-tinged, blue-eyed acoustic soul. And "God Save Johnny Ballgame" could just be the season's best song title. He's supported by fellow acoustic rockers Benjamin's Army and Ten Cent Hat.
"Fighting from the Ground" is streaming on his website.