As a singer, John Rich is a good songwriter. “Another You” is a decent song, and a great singer could hoodwink listeners into thinking it’s far better than it actually is. To be fair, if it was 1987 this would stand out on the dial as slightly better than the latest singles from John Schneider and Exile. But this sound got old a long time ago.
It’s interesting that as John Rich’s public persona has gone so far over the top, his first solo single in years is tepidly timid. There’s none of the charm of personality present in the best Big & Rich singles, nor anything even remotely obnoxious as his off-stage antics. I’m not sure why this song even exists, other than to be future source material for better singers looking to pad their latest album in a pinch.
Listen: Another You