January 8, 2013
If you’re going to go for pure contemporary country escapist fun, I say this is the way to do it.
Just to be clear, I’m aware that the excuse of the narrator’s girl loving up on him would not get a guy out of a ticket if he were pulled over for erratic driving in real life. But the thought sure does make for an enjoyable song.
“All Over the Road” soars with an airy, infectious melody, and a delightful fiddle and steel-friendly arrangement recalling the country music of the nineties. Corbin’s warm, inviting vocal delivery coasts along on the catchy melody with the same breezy abandon that made “Roll with It” so lovable. The song hits all the right stops to create the perfect feel-good jam, with the cheeky-sounding guitar licks and the “Little bit o’ left, little bit o’ right” hook almost seeming to mimic the movements of the swerving vehicle.
Ultimately, the song’s success boils down to its capturing of that certain intangible spark that makes a great ditty connect. So many artists attempt to capture it, and so many fail, but with “All Over the Road,” all the right ingredients combine in just the right way. The chemistry ignites, and it creates something special.
Of course, what makes great ear candy is very subjective, and there’s no one flavor that’s going to hit everyone’s sweet spot. But for me, the bottom line is this: “All Over the Road” is a song that makes me want to turn up the volume, sing along, maybe even do a little dance if no one else is around, and then replay it over and over again, and on today’s country radio, there are precious few songs for which I can say that.
Written by Carson Chamberlain, Ashley Gorley, and Wade Kirby
Listen: All Over the Road