“I Got the Boy”
Written by Connie Harrington, Tim Nichols, and Jamie Lynn Spears
The sentiment is quite poignant. “I got the boy. She got the man.” A high school sweetheart reminisces as she sees her boyfriend from back then has gotten married.
The writers establish some wonderful specifics in the verses that help to bring the characters to life. But the chorus is bland both lyrically and melodically, so the payoff from the buildup isn’t there.
It’s also not a very good vocal performance. I hear what she’s going for – that soaring, twangy Reba sweet spot – but she cannot pull it off. It reminded me of Taylor Swift singing “Rhiannon.”