Caleb Seth Celebrates His Roots In “West Tennessee” (Review)
There’s no place like home. With his debut single, “West Tennessee,” Caleb Seth pays tribute to his roots and how he grew up.
Seth glides around the melody, evoking the longing for and comfort of home. The lyrics fall like dew drops, and Seth makes each one count. In many ways, “West Tennessee” feels like a Tim McGraw deep cut.
Seth co-wrote the small town ode with Devin Smith and Kordell Smith. “It was Tennessee / We sippin’ whiskey / Let’s have a drink tonight,” he sings over piano and pulsing percussion. “Can I hold you tight? / We locked eyes on a Friday night / Spring you around and I’ll treat you right / I’m not scared to treat you right.”
Listen to “West Tennessee” below.
Like many in the mainstream country arena, Seth draws upon pop and R&B in his work. Originally from Jonesboro, Arkansas, Seth spent several years in foster care before being adopted when he was seven. But he didn’t let a rocky start to life deter him from where he was always meant to be.
After high school, he went to the University of Memphis, where he played keys for a touring music group. He later dropped out to pursue music and took to TikTok to share his work. He now boasts 60,000 followers and has signed with Grey Area Music.