Let’s talk about the “Best Years”

By John Lindsay —

It is May and high school students’ thoughts turn towards graduation.  A time of infinite possibility and the turning of the page into adult life.  It seems this time lends a perfect backdrop for the latest single release from country newcomer Cody Lee.  “Best Years” written by Todd Tombetta, Tommy Dalton, and Cody Lee is based upon a chance return to Todd’s high school and a meeting with his old teacher and mentor.  The song leads us down memory lane to a young man’s journey back to his high school after 10 years, where he reflects on the dreams of that period of his life.  Perhaps he could have listened closer when told “they’d be the best years of your life.” He relives the glory days through the visit, and looks ahead to the possibility of moving back home and becoming that coach and mentor. This song is a fitting reminder of the dreams of this time of unlimited possibilities of life, as well as a reminder in all things to take it all in as you live it.

codyCody lends a very personal perspective to the song, as he was a former standout football player at Woodland HS in McDonough, GA and then perennial powerhouse Saint Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Cody has now relocated back to Georgia, in the familiar area of that time.  He may be chasing another dream in country music, but still remembers the “Best Years” on the football fields of his Alma Maters and brings that out in his performance.

Produced by Todd Trombetta and Pete Masitti, “Best Years” has a great story, told in a familiar sound that hits home to everyone.  Cody continues to develop as an artist, and the personal spin on this track has created his best work to date.

I think everyone will relive those high school memories while listening to this song, and perhaps enjoy a better appreciation of their “Best Years.”

“Best Years” is out on I-Tunes, and all digital formats and make sure to keep your eye on Cody Lee as he continues his growth as an artist and continues to chase his dream.

Download  “Best Years” here:

Cody Lee – “Best Years” Release Date May 8th, Order now on ITunes.

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About John Lindsay

John is one of our music reviewers here at Everything Country. He has been a DJ in radio, private events, and nightclubs since 1983 with a specialization in country music, dance, and nightclub management.