“A Guy With a Girl”
Written by Ashley Gorley and Bryan Simpson
To his credit, you can always count on Blake Shelton to make competent music that is professionally done.
“A Guy With a Girl” is a well constructed country song with economical writing that communicates the message that it’s trying to send. You get a full picture of the guy who is happy to fade into the background because he’s with a girl that shines so brightly in a crowded room.
Now, it doesn’t have that special something something that elevates it into a truly great song. The concept has been done better many times before, whether it’s with the aw shucks earnestness of Sammy Kershaw’s “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” or the melancholy plot twist of George Strait’s “Meanwhile.”
But it’s a good enough song that is entirely serviceable.