Josh Turner’s an excellent singer.
No news bulletin there. You need excellent singers to elevate good material to great entertainment. He’s able to pull off that trick with “All Over Me.”
Is it a future classic? Of course not. Heck, it’s not even a Summer ’10 essential track. But it’s an enjoyable listen, something it likely wouldn’t have been if co-writer Rhett Akins was still given access to a studio mic.
Written by Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip
Listen: All Over Me
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I can’t deny that “All Over Me” is fun, but when I hear lines like “Bring on the sunshine, bring on the good times,” I think “Surely you can do better than that. Furthermore, I have a high respect for Josh Turner, and I tend to hold him to a higher standard than some other artists. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear a song like this from Kenny Chesney, but hearing it from a great artist like Josh Turner, I thought it was a disappointment. Josh’s past hits like “Would You Go With Me” and his previous smash “Why Don’t We Just Dance” show him to be capable of far better.
The lyrics aren’t spectacular but what I love is the production! I mean who else but Turner could pull off a song with a killer piano intro like the one on this song?!
…beer and (string-)bikinis are back in country music – it’s about time.
I want to like Josh Turner because he has such a good voice but he keeps releasing songs that are, to me, just ok. No this isn’t terrible but its not memorable either. Its worth a handful of listens, but no more: just like “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” like “Firecracker,” like most everything he has released since “Long Black Train.”
I am glued to a computer working 8 hours a day. The radio is the only thing that keeps me sane some days. I have not listened to country music in a long time because some of it just got so ridiculous that I changed the channel. For a change this week, I changed the channel again and heard Josh Turner singing, “If I Didn’t Feel Like This.” Now every time that song comes on, I stop working and just sit there and listen. It has been a long time since a song touched me like that. As some of the great artists describe it, “You have got to have your heart and soul in a song.” That he does.
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