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Pat Waters

Right Where I Belong – 2006 (Nicol Rae)

Reviewed by Robert Wooldridge

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Though Pat Waters hails from Ft. Worth, Texas, this collection has more in common with the efforts of such artists as Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks than his Texas contemporaries.

Jackson's influence is most evident on the ballads "Tough," "That Ole Blacktop" and "Here."

The up-tempo "Wasted" and the title track reveal the Brooks influence with a touch of Clint Black, while "Sorry Bout the Mess" features Brooks & Dunn style harmonies.

"Texas, Tears and Mexican Beer" and "The Company I Keep" have the feel of fellow Texan George Strait.

The most traditional sounding tracks are the ballad "Is That Such a Foolish Thing" and the humorous "Bad Day Of Fishing."

While there are no standouts and the musical arrangements are mostly generic, Waters delivers solid vocal performances that should appeal to fans nostalgic for the sound of the late '80s, early '90s.