Written by Brad Paisley and Kelley Lovelace
Brad Paisley has become a fairly reliable competitor in country radio’s annual summer song rodeo. He offers a 2014 entry that is listenable and likable, if not as memorable as last year’s “Beat This Summer.”
I can be a hard sell for songs that are built around a pun (“We’re laughing all the way to the river bank”), but at least in this case the pun doesn’t feel like the sole reason for the song’s existence (see “Brown Chicken Brown Cow”) nor is the pun itself overly obnoxious (see “Truck Yeah”). The song chugs pleasantly along with a crisp, organic-sounding production and catchy stop-and-start rhythm, and Paisley’s vocal performance is fittingly laid-back without coming across as complacent. It’s basically three minutes of catchy, summery fun that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and doesn’t overstay its welcome, which these days is downright refreshing.
It’s uncertain how much repeat listening this song will be getting by the time next summer rolls around, but for now it joins the relatively small club of summer songs to have me bobbing my head instead of banging it against the wall.