January 21, 2008
One of the great success stories of 2007 was the massively popular Eagles album Long Road Out of Eden. In the seventeen years since their previous studio album, country music essentially adopted their California rock sound. In a weird way, listening to “Busy Being Fabulous” made me think to myself, “Oh. This is what Rascal Flatts is trying to do, but they keep messing it up.”
It’s hard to mess anything up when you have Don Henley singing lead, with Eagles harmonies behind him. The song is clever, but still understated, and it’s over far too soon. If they sold this CD somewhere other than Wal-Mart, I’d probably buy it.
Written by Glenn Frey, Don Henley & Steuart Smith
Listen: Busy Being Fabulous