Album Review: Trent Harmon’s Debut “You Got ‘Em All”

CS Country dives in to the former American Idol winner’s debut record.

Trent Harmon has been waiting to unveil his original music since the day he won American Idol in 2016. Today, the singer/songwriter released his debut album You Got ‘Em All and it’s definitely one that you cannot miss.

The vocals and production on this release are unprecedented by Harmon and we are BEYOND impressed with it. A star was truly born in 2016, and we are so happy that Scott Borchetta, America, and the Idol judges gave Harmon a chance to express his creativity through music.

Co-writing eight of the eleven tracks on You Got ‘Em All, the LP was a personal one for the country crooner. Multiple credits include the lead single title track, which Trent wrote after abruptly learning his long-time girlfriend was moving to Thailand to pursue her dreams as he stayed in Nashville. The new music not only reflects his personality but real-life highs and lows.

“There is a story behind each song on the album,” said Trent. “Even with the ones I did not write, I can pinpoint how it has impacted me. I hope fans feel the same way when they listen. I hope they can relate and share in my journey.”

CS Country took a listen to each of the songs on You Got ‘Em All and broke down the 11-song project track by track. With some hidden gems written by Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, and Sia, our favorite tracks are “There’s A Girl,” “Her,” “On Paper,” and “Falling.”

Courtesy of Big Machine Label Group

“You Got ‘Em All” – This is the title track, and we are head over heels for it. It is such an emotional song that is absolutely going to break your heart. This song perfectly highlights Harmon‘s amazing vocals.

“There’s A Girl” – We have loved this tune for quite some time now and it never gets old. The chorus is the best part of this song and will be stuck in your head for days. The whole song runs so smoothly.

“Hold On” – This is a more upbeat track off of the album and we are loving it. We love the positivity of the song and how it emphasizes the strength love has. This song will forever be relevant. It was written by Chris Stapleton and Jim Beavers, which makes so much sense for the way the song flows, Harmon absolutely performed the song perfectly.

“Her” – What a cool intro! This is different from every song you hear on the radio, making it one to remember. Harmon‘s voice is filled with emotion in this tune and portrays the meaning of the song. This is one of our favorite tracks off of the album.

“First Five Minutes” – Super sexy song. We. Love. This. Song! It is a fun playful tune that we will be playing all summer long. This is without doubt going to be a huge song for Harmon.

“Money’s On You” – The production on this song is amazing! The reverb on Harmon‘s voice in the beginning gives the song a larger than life feel. There are some catchy lines in this song that will have you hooked.

“‘Cause I Do” – If you like to hear a pure beautiful voice, then this is the track for you. The falsetto on this song is stunning and the whole song is breath taking. A great love song.

“On Paper” – This is another favorite song off of the album! It is very creative and love the message behind it. We can’t stop playing this one, as it is an upbeat song that will have you bumping along to it.

“My Somebody” – Now THIS is a relatable love song. The lyrics will have you swooning over how cute and sweet they truly are.

“Falling” – Is it just us, or do you feel like “Falling” is Justin Timberlake meets Adele, meets country, with a hint of Devin Dawson? From the start you are drawn in by the vocals and intriguing instrumentals. This song was written by Keith Urban, Dallas Davidson, and Brett James, but it was absolutely made for Harmon.

“Chandelier” – This is a cover song from Sia, but wait, is this Sam Smith? There are so many similarities between Smith and Harmon in this song and we are obsessed. We could listen to this song all day, everyday.

Written by Isabel Baldinger

Isabel is an intern for Celeb Secrets Country. Originally from New Jersey, she is currently living the dream in Nashville while getting her degree in Music Business from Belmont University. If she is not in class or interviewing artists, she is at a concert, at Hotbox, hanging out with friends, traveling, lounging around at Tin Roof, or eating tacos.