Can't comment on your question because I know far to little about the CM scene. But really liked what I heard on iTunes samples, so I just ordered a CD. Is it Vince Gill singing harmony on he third track?
I've only listened to clips - love that the writing is deeper than the usual fare without leaning on ALL of the "I'm cool and I smoke pot" lines. Just on the first listen I thought the production sounded a little dated, but I need to get into it more.