Album Review: George Strait – ‘Honky Tonk Time Machine’

The short version: While it’s scattershot in some places, ‘Honky Tonk Time Machine’ is nonetheless a welcome return for King George Strait. Favorite tracks: “Some Days,” “Sometimes Love,” “Blue Water,” “Old Violin,” “Sing One With Willie (w/ Willie Nelson)” Least favorite track: “Código” Rating: 7/10 The long version: Sadly, an eventual exclusion of country music… Read More Album Review: George Strait – ‘Honky Tonk Time Machine’

Song Review: George Strait – “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar”

The short version: George Strait’s “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar” feels like a familiar friend to his catalog, for better or worse.  Writers: George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon Rating: 6/10 The long version: It may be hard to know exactly what George Strait is up to these days, but at the very least,… Read More Song Review: George Strait – “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar”

Song Review: George Strait – “God And Country Music”

The short version: … George Strait is back! Writers: Luke Laird, Barry Dean and Lori McKenna Rating: 6/10 The long version: We might have had to wait a little while for new George Strait music, but all feels right in the country music world now that it’s here. Granted, while Strait hasn’t quite been as… Read More Song Review: George Strait – “God And Country Music”

Song Review: Brad Paisley – “Bucked Off”

The short version: It’s good to have the old Brad Paisley back. The long version: After many album eras of experimentation, maybe it’s good to have the old Brad Paisley back. Despite his unfortunate waning chart success, Paisley has quietly been one of the most interesting artists of the genre. He’s managed to stay true… Read More Song Review: Brad Paisley – “Bucked Off”