Song Review: Thomas Rhett – “Look What God Gave Her”

The short version: While not a disaster like his pre-‘Life Changes’ material, “Look What God Gave Her” nonetheless finds Thomas Rhett beating a long-dead horse.  Writers: Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, J Kash, John Henry Ryan Rating: 4/10 The long version: Thomas Rhett’s well isn’t running dry anytime soon as far as commercial relevance is concerned,… Read More Song Review: Thomas Rhett – “Look What God Gave Her”

Album Review: Florida Georgia Line – ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country’

The short version: If Florida Georgia Line had left the marketing, pandering, and machismo out of their music, ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country’ might have actually been decent. Favorite tracks: “Speed Of Love,” “Simple,” “Colorado” Least favorite track: “Swerve” and all of the skits Rating: 4/10 The long version: Florida Georgia Line aren’t going away… Read More Album Review: Florida Georgia Line – ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country’

Album Review: Clay Walker – ‘Long Live The Cowboy’

The short version: Clay Walker stumbles on ‘Long Live The Cowboy,’ his first album in nine years. Favorite tracks: “Makes Me Want To Stay,” “Love Is The Like The Rain,” “Napkin” Least favorite track: “Little Miss Whiskey” Rating: 4/10 The long version: I wish I was a little more excited about the idea of a… Read More Album Review: Clay Walker – ‘Long Live The Cowboy’

Album Review: Jimmie Allen – ‘Mercury Lane’

The short version: Jimmie Allen is a decent melodic composer, and coming off ‘Best Shot’ I was interested in hearing more of his music. His debut album plays things way too safe though and is anything except the direction he should be taking with his music.  Despite mainstream country music churning out one factory-made male… Read More Album Review: Jimmie Allen – ‘Mercury Lane’