November 16, 2008
Lance Miller, a Nashville Star contestant in 2004, has won the favor of traditional fans with his plain-spoken songs and rich, rugged voice. His new release, “Bacon Frying” is a down-home heartbreaker about a lover’s quarrel and the fear of morning-after consequences, and Miller delivers with his deep baritone and a sense of understanding that eludes lesser vocal talents.
Searching for reassurance that his relationship has survived a tense night, Miller notices his flame cooking up breakfast in the kitchen, her way of saying “everything’s O.K.” With a cup of coffee and a little commitment, he’s hoping to restore their devotion to each other. The steel guitar wraps itself around the chorus, lending a traditional tone to this testament of love’s survival. Production is sparse, letting the message speak loud and clear. Miller sings in the style of a modern-day Merle, leaning into the lyric with a mix of regret and relief.
Listen: Bacon Frying