I’ve had a fondness for Luke Bryan ever since his video for “Country Man.” There’s something both endearingly sincere and not quite serious about him.
Which is why I can’t help but love a romantic song with a chorus that opens, “Girl, you make my speakers go boom boom.” Bonus points for rhyming it with “mmm hmm.”
The template is generic country love song, but there’s a banjo floating in and out of there, making it actually sound both country and romantic. It doesn’t sound like a love scene being forced out into the country for genre purposes, so much as a love scene that just happens to be taking place in the country.
So yeah, Luke Bryan is pretty good. He might not be enough to save country music, but at least he’s helping it age with dignity and a sense of humor.
Written by Rodney Clawson, Josh Kear, and Chris Tompkins
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