April 6, 2008
Coming off the heels of James Otto’s excellent and groovy “Just Got Started Lovin’ You”, his latest single, “Ain’t Gonna Stop” is rather different. As soon as it begins, the Big & Rich influence is instantly recognizable. Sure enough, Big Kenny and John Rich are co-writers on the track and there’s no denying that James Otto is part of the Music Mafia.
Basically, similar to Big & Rich, Otto is letting us know that nothing is going to stop him from doing what he wants to do: “Push it to the limit take it to overload/Keep the party pumpin’ everywhere that I go/Everybody’s rockin’ when they come to the Otto show/I don’t need anybody tellin’ me what to do/I’ve come a long, long way with this bad attitude.”
Due to its rock driven production, people who do not appreciate the Big And Rich sound will not enjoy this song. However, those who don’t mind a lot of rock in their country will turn this one up loud. While this song is fun and easily the loudest song on Otto’s new CD, Sunset Man, it is certainly not the strongest.
Written by James Otto, Kenny Alphin, John Rich, Nikki Sixx
Listen: Ain’t Gonna Stop
Buy: Ain’t Gonna Stop