“Hell of a Night”
Written by Jaron Boyer, Zach Crowell, and Adam Sanders
I’m starting to believe that the “bro-country” movement doesn’t even exist, and it’s really just an attempt to ascribe meaning to a trend as old as Music City itself: lazy songwriting.
Well… it has words that rhyme.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with a good sexy country song, as such have a storied history in the genre. But there is something to be said for subtlety. The best attempts are often lightly clever, emotionally raw, or perhaps delivered with the tongue planted firmly in the cheek.
Everything about “She Cranks My Tractor” practically beats the listener over the head, from the pounding bass to the T.M.I. lyrics. It’s like three minutes of Lynch bellowing “Yee haw! Farm sex!!!” The titular metaphor feels corny and tacky (Can you imagine playing this in front of your non-country-fan peers?), and the lyrics lay on the details so thick as to make the listener feel voyeuristic. It’s
all audacity, with little genuine creativity.
On the positive side: It has fiddle and banjo. I like fiddle and banjo.
Dustin Lynch has a great voice, and has earned a coveted spot on country radio playlists. No need to waste it on this.
Written by Dustin Lynch, Brett Beavers, and Tim Nichols
Listen: She Cranks My Tractor
If this was released twenty years ago, it wouldn’t catch much attention amidst the wave of hat acts attempting to break through.
Released in today’s climate, Dustin Lynch’s “Cowboys and Angels” sounds almost revolutionary in its retro feel. It certainly doesn’t sound like anything else on country radio today. Between Lynch’s baritone vocals and the High Noon production, it’s a somewhat theatrical record, like something you’d expect to hear at the O.K. Corral a century and a half ago.
There’s nothing terribly interesting about the story line itself, buy cipro but Lynch is a good enough storyteller to keep you interested. Give him stronger material, and he could be one to watch.
Written by Josh Leo, Dustin Lynch, and Tim Nichols
Listen: Cowboys and Angels