Doug Stone, “Nice Problem”

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July 6, 2007

Doug Stone, “Nice Problem”

It’s hard to believe that this the guy that turned in the stone-cold country vocal performance “I’d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box)”.    Soon after, he switched to a horribly drippy, earnest vocal style, often put to use on nauseatingly sappy love songs.

He’s got a better song here than most of those he rode to the top of the charts.   He meets a homeless man who teaches him that the problems that worry him – mortgage, kids to feed, etc. – are nice problems to have.    The problem, and it’s not a nice one, is that he sings it in the same achingly sweet tone that he delivered “More Love”, “Too Busy Being in Love” and “I Never Knew Love.”   It’s just too whiny for my tastes.

Grade:  C

Listen: Nice Problem

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  1. j.d says:

    this song relates to everyone and should help you relize that all your problems aren’t that bad and there is someone out there worst off than you and you should really appreciate what we take for granted

  2. JOHN VANDIVERNo Gravatar says:

    GREAT SONG, DOUG IS COMING BACK I KNOW IT! WHAT A VOICE! YOU ARE COUNTRY MUSIC, AND ITS ABOUT TIME WE HAD SOME LITTLE BIT OF HERITAGE BACK TO THE CHARTS. LOVE ALL YOUR MUSIC, J.V.

  3. bb bassNo Gravatar says:

    I give this song an A+++.
    The world makes us think of only ourselves. This song makes you think about all that you have and to be happy for all the wonderful things we may have.Yes this world has lots of problems but theres so many others that may have it so much worse than we might have it. If we dont concentrate on ourselves we’ll see how great we really may have it.

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