He’s simply a better singer now. Like “Fall” before it, the material isn’t significantly different than his string of hits in the nineties. He’s just singing it better. There’s a seasoning that comes only with time. “She Likes it in the Morning” is executed far too well to be dismissed as radio filler, and Walker’s performance is what makes it work.
There was a time when Walker was considered a “hat act”, an artist who seemed too slight against the older artists on the radio at the time. Now that he’s a veteran himself, the new guys on the block could stand to learn from his example.
Written by Jason Greene & Clay Walker