Mike Sudhalter | June 27, 2008
Who would have thought that Montgomery Gentry could successfully cover Kevin Fowler's "Long Line of Losers." I like the new version of the song, on their latest album, "Back When I Knew It All." It's got these great harmonies that the original version was missing.
2006 Nashville Star winner Chris Young hasn't hit paydirt in country music, but I don't know why. He's got a great, traditional country sound, and his new song, "Voices," is further evidence of that.
A few months ago, I downloaded Jamey Johnson's digital-only album off itunes. Apparently, the single "In Color" has been picked up by Mercury Records, and the rest of the album is no longer available on itunes. Good thing I got it when I did. "In Color" is an excellent song, and hopefully, Johnson, an accomplished writer, will finally get the attention he deserves as a performer.
I can't wait for the Toby Keith tour with Carter's Chord, Trailer Choir and Mica Roberts. If Keith never has another hit, he got still be doing well with these three acts. Trailer Choir is probably even more entertaining live, with fun songs like "Rockin' The Beer Gut" and "In My Next Five Beers."