September 18, 2011
Did you wake up this morning thinking “Man, I would sure love to hear another song about being from the sticks in the backwoods, and not giving a damn what those stuck-up city folks think?”
If you did, I just might have to bonk you on the head. Anyway, here comes Lucas Hoge to make his own mark in the hallowed tradition of the “I’m so country songs.” It plays like you would expect, with clichés aplenty, and the guy sounding like a has a major chip on his shoulder throughout. That aside, Hoge’s performance doesn’t have nearly enough oomph to sell a song like this. That aside, the production makes the single sound like it was recorded over a bad karaoke track.
I can’t give much credit for taking an already-overused concept, and washing it over with extra blandness. If you like one-dimensional backwoods cliché-piles, then this is the song for you. Otherwise, stay away. Far away.
Listen: Give a Damn (via Taste of Country)