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Discussion: Vote for Your CMA Picks

Seems appropriate for Election Day.  Vote for your favorites and share your thoughts in the comments.  Be sure to click “more” so you can see all of the categories.

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Jake Owen, “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You”

Jake Owen has a powerful voice, and he can pull off a traditional country wail better than most of his fellow newcomers.    On his new single, that ability takes a backseat, as he opts for blue-eyed country soul instead.

The result is pleasant to the ears, though a slightly faster pace would make the entire proceedings more interesting.   By delivering the chorus with consistent rather than escalating intensity, the record doesn’t build to a satisfying conclusion.   Once you’ve heard the first verse and chorus, you’ve heard it all.

Grade: B-

Listen: Don’t Think I Can’t Love You

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Jake Owen, “Something About a Woman”

Jake Owen, “Something About a Woman”

A good opening verse leads to a chorus that confesses, “There’s something about a woman, some kind of sweet little something that I may never understand.”

Which reveals that there’s not really a wizard behind the songwriting curtain here. A better song would capture what the something is. A lazy song with an equally lazy performance to go with it. Meh.

Grade: C-

Listen: Something About a Woman

Buy: Something About a Woman

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