Tiffany Houghton is a fresh faced, sweet voiced teenager, and on her self titled debut, she is staking her claim in the Girl Power brand of country music. She has an impressive resume, including opening for Joe Nichols at the Texas Stampede and singing the National Anthem at Dallas Mavericks games, as well as being featured on the soap opera “As The World Turns“. As if that was not impressive enough, she wrote and produced all six songs on this EP. The lead single, “Only One“, is a break up song, but just like it’s songstress, this one is positive…the message is clear: You don’t want me? Your loss…I can AND will do better…and young ladies all over the country will be singing this up tempo break up anthem for years to come.
“Hundred and One” the next track, is about taking another chance on love after being burned a hundred times, and even though it seems hard to believe someone so young could have been hurt that many times, Houghton sells this one, proving mature beyond her years. “If You Won’t Hold Me” is not what I thought it would be..Tiffany is telling her young fellow, back off, buddy, I ain’t that kind of girl. Don’t like hearing no? Hit the road, jack…this one is a catchy country rock track that has a nasty groove, again, mature beyond Houghton’s age. “Different” tells a tale of being different, being OK with it, and rising above it. This is a message that needs to be heard, and Houghton tells it well. The song is a feel good, feel good about yourself anthem. The only song that was a miss at all for me was “Make Me Stay“, a break up ballad about a break up that has Tiffany confused, she wants to stay, she wants to go; again, she is reaching far above her age, and perhaps she should have waited on this one.
The best for me here is “Like He Treats Her“, a sweet, sincere ode to the greatest love story she has seen; her parents. Houghton lets out the little girl who is in awe of the love she sees between her Momma and Daddy, the kind of love she is waiting and wishing for. It sounds simple and perhaps a bit sappy, but in this age of Miley Cyrus and Ashlee Simpson et al flaunting teen pregnancy, drug use and rehab, it is a refreshing change to see a teenager who has been raised right, and is proud of it.
Tiffany Houghton has a beautiful voice, talent in abundance, and her feet firmly planted on the ground. Not only is this the music I would want my daughter listening to, Tiffany Houghton is the type of person I would want her to aspire to become. This young lady goes after what she wants, and if she wanted a huge hit for a debut EP, she does seem destined to have it.
by Phyllis Hunter (http://gotcountryonline.com)
Tiffany Houghton has many reasons to celebrate with her recent high school graduation, packed show at the House of Blues Dallas and the release of her self-titled debut EP last Tuesday June 5 to all digital retailers. To mark the release, Tiffany toasted with homemade “Crownies” aka chocolate chip cookies with a brownie baked in the middle and Tiffany Blue punch with an intimate crowd of family, friends and music industry insiders last night at the Crowd Surf offices in Nashville, TN. What better way to keep the celebrations going all week long than with her fans during the CMA Music Festival?
Tiffany teamed up with Roughstock.com for an exclusive contest and one lucky fan will be joining Tiffany for an all-expenses paid dinner with three of their friends this week.
Tiffany’s self-titled debut EP features her current song “Only One,” an infectious, upbeat break-up anthem that captures her fierce confidence and untapped maturity. A multi-talented, powerhouse vocalist, Tiffany wrote all six tracks and produced each song on her new release. Tiffany is quickly becoming known for her captivating, honey-sweet voice that can tell a remarkable story. Throughout her self-titled EP, Tiffany’s ability to connect to the heartbeat of country music shines through.
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