Written by Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson and Ashley Gorley
I was so ready to love this record.
Joe Nichols has a great traditional voice. He can really sing. With the recent move back toward simpler arrangements, it’s a good time for a Joe Nichols comeback.
But this ain’t it. The vocal is overly processed, but the song doesn’t have a melody for him to sing anyway. The chorus has that annoying “God’s Country” type production, which confuses loudness for emphatic purpose. And while I’ll never begrudge a back to basics sentiment, the baseball metaphor doesn’t work at all, a point conceded by how half-heartedly it’s embedded into the lyrics.
So, not a home run. Better luck next time at bat.