Review: The Road Hammers, “Girl on the Billboard”


June 30, 2008

With their song, “Girl on the Billboard”, The Road Hammers manage to create a sound that contains a bit of Garth Brooks and a little Dwight Yoakam to create an overall feeling of the good aspects of country music from the nineties.

The run-on lyrics about a man who is infatuated with a picture of a scantily clad girl on a Billboard may very well be silly, but it’s nearly impossible to avoid a smile when hearing this refreshingly energetic song.

Written by Walter Haynes and Hank Mills

Grade: A-

Listen: Girl on the Billboard

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  1. Paul W DennisNo Gravatar says:

    This song is a cover of huge Del Reeves hit from 1965. Del’s version had a more country feel to it (and was considerably more tongue-in-cheek), but this version isn’t bad

  2. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Paul, thanks for the info. For some reason, I wondered if it was a cover. I don’t know much about this group or song. It just caught my ear on GAC one day.

  3. Kent says:

    I agree that this song is clever, and it’s hard to hold back a smile to this song. But coming from a person that has heard this song countless times, it’s just hard not to find this song monotonous after a while. It’s a little dull melodically. Still, it’s a good choice for a single.

  4. It was a hugh hit for them up here in Canada back in 2006 so I’m guessing the label is hoping for the same success in the U.S.

  5. Matt B.No Gravatar says:

    Jason McCoy, the singer of the Road Hammers is also a huge star in Canada.

  6. Jim MalecNo Gravatar says:

    Well, it better be a hit. I have it from an inside source that Montage is putting all their cookies in TRH cookie jar.

  7. Dan M.No Gravatar says:

    I like this.

  8. Matt B: Yeah his solo albums are pretty good too, especially his latest one.

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