BOB SEGER, “Wait For Me”
Why is this being released to country radio? It’s not even good rock, let alone good country.
CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON, “Love & Negotiation”
Why does she sound so shrill? She’s usually a much better singer than this.
CHRIS YOUNG, “Drinkin’ Me Lonely”
A decent “regret-filled drunk” ballad.
CRAIG MORGAN, “Little Bit of Life”
How about a little bit of shush?
EMERSON DRIVE, “A Good Man”
Their earlier work was overproduced. This new single lets their talent shine through. Unforunately, they don’t have much.
ERIC CHURCH, “Two Pink Lines”
A surprisingly entertaining song about waiting for the results of a pregnancy test. We need more records like this.
GARY NICHOLS, “Unbroken Ground”
He needs to catch his breath before recording. The song isn’t too bad, but the performance sinks it.
JACK INGRAM, “Love You”
Not up to his usual standard.
JASON ALDEAN, “Amarillo Sky”
Cool tale of a struggling farmer. This guy’s good.
JO DEE MESSINA, “It’s Too Late To Worry”
It’s too late to fix the damage, but the songs that would’ve been hits from this album were “Where Were You” and “Love Is Not Enough.” Curb botched this one.
KENNY CHESNEY, “You Save Me”
This is awesome, one of the best singles of his career. Follow up with the title cut, which is even better, and he’ll be two steps closer to the Hall of Fame.
LEANN RIMES, “Some People”
Rimes has certainly matured, hasn’t she? She’s such a confident, assured artist now. Her vocal is flawless and the material is solid. Keep the great music coming.
TOBY KEITH, “Crash Here Tonight”
He’s never sounded better, and he’s finally recording adult and sophisticated material again. Play this and all those horrible “boot in your ass” memories will melt away.
TRACE ADKINS, “Swing”
A train wreck.