It's well-known that the roots of Country music are becoming harder to find as modern artists continue to push the ever-stretching boundaries of Country Music. That's why Johnny Jolin's latest release is a breath of 1995-cowboy-hat-power-ballad glory.
Possibly the most amazing part of the song is that its a love song. No, not a "hey girl you're so hot" neon pick up line song. No, not a "I want to get you in the sack" song, but a real, 100% genuine LOVE song. The kind that built careers for Collin Raye, John Michael Montgomery and Tim McGraw. The kind that women have been asking for ever since. Not one "tailgate," "backroad" or "hey girl," just a man telling a woman how much she means to him. How refreshing!
The production is twangier than much of Johnny Jolin's earlier catalog which hopefully signals a resurgence of TWANG. The track enlists longtime Tracy Byrd fiddle-player Johnny Lee Carpenter and Toby Keith's guitarist Dave Smith.
I hope there is more of this on the horizon from both Mr. Jolin as well as Country Music as an institution.
4 out of 4 TWANGS
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