Music runs deep in the veins of Black River Entertainment recording artist, Abby Anderson. As a member of her family (she is one of seven children), it was mandatory to take classical piano lessons as a child, and this is something Abby did from age five until 17. After finishing high school, she left her hometown of Dallas, Texas to pursue her music dream in Nashville, Tennessee, where she recently released her debut single, “Make Him Wait.”
This piano-heavy tune, with its wise advice and hope for females as to why it’s important to wait, has the potential to be a radio phenomenon. Even though the lyrics speak specifically to women as making men wait, it can also be a song to preserve innocence for reverse gender roles.
Lyrically, “Make Him Wait” isn’t about playing games, it’s about being patient, standing your ground, and displaying your self-respect in a relationship.
“Make him wait by the phone, at the door, to meet your dad. Before that first kiss, he’s gotta hold your hand. You can’t get it back when you give yourself away. Yeah boys gonna run but a real man’s gonna stay. Girl, make him wait.”
This single lines up with the girl-power currently happening in country music and Abby Anderson has already been listed as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country for 2018. I would place her alongside female powerhouses like Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell, and Carly Pearce, speaking self-empowerment to females through song. With instant gratification and promiscuity at an all-time high, “Make Him Wait” is exactly the kind of song that country radio, especially female listeners, needs.
You can stream “Make Him Wait” on Spotify, purchase it on iTunes, and request it to your local country radio station. Be on the lookout for Abby Anderson as she is currently gearing up for a radio tour!