The thing about Chris Young is that he’s a great traditional country singer. I think that’s his preference, too.
But to remain relevant at country radio, he can’t get too country. So we get an intriguing song with a classic country setup – two lonely people in a bar, one admiring the other.
Simple enough premise. Slap on some steel guitar and fiddle, and you’ve got yourself a solid country song.
But no. We get the full Shelton instead. Heavy production with unnecessary guitar solos and invasive percussion. Young sounds like he recorded his vocal in the bathroom.
It’s a waste of great talent and good material.
Written by Johnny Bulford, Jason Matthews, and Laura Veltz