In the politically-charged American society that is the year 2008, many country music artists seem to have their own personal political messages spelled out into song. Chad Brock is no different. Brock, who released three albums with Warner Bros. between 1999-2001 and scored a #1 hit in 2000 with “Yes”, returns with “Put a Redneck in the White House”. The song pushes all the “right” buttons, from the crowd of cheering voices in the chorus to the remarks about the high gas prices and the struggling American economy. Although Brock is insistent that a redneck would do a better job, he never quite tells us why. It’s the main problem with the light-hearted tune.
Overall, “Put a Redneck in the White House” is purely a comical song observing the current political environment, and is at least different from its politically-minded predecessors by not clearly taking any sides. It never sets out to reinvent the wheel, but it will likely fail to entertain after more than one or two listens.
Listen: Put a Redneck in the White House