“Drinkin’ Town with a Football Problem”
Written by Elizabeth Elkins, Aaron Henningsen, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, and Vanessa Olivarez
What a disappointing letdown from a totally intriguing title.
I was hoping for some incisive social commentary a la Amy Schumer’s “Football Town Nights.”
Instead, we got warmed over “Glory Days” without even an ounce of that classic’s wistful, bittersweet nostalgia. The whole record is just kinda there, talking about small towns going to football games every Friday night but not bothering to ask why.
If country music isn’t going to dig in deep into the psyche of small town America, warts and all, it should at least stay away from song conceits that imply otherwise.