March 3, 2011
Confident, completely country instrumentation. A lyrical framework – “Can I get an amen?” – that I can’t believe hasn’t been used before, at least anywhere that I heard it.
And it’s not done in a Hallmark kind of way, either. Finally falling in love, finally walking away from the girl that the guy was too good for. These are the little everyday moments that make us say “Amen.”
The vocals? They get the job done. They complement the music nicely, and don’t get in the way of telling the story.
I wonder how many songs I might like by Lady Antebellum or Jason Aldean if they sounded like this. Not that those artists should change their sounds to meet my tastes, but it’s nice to hear something tailored to my preferences, especially from a new young band.