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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Monday, November 22, 2010

Brooks & Dunn - Brand New Man

A little bit of country to start my Monday. JenInTosa tossed this band in the hat because I'd never gotten to them before. I know I've heard of B&D about a million times before, but couldn't immediately tell you any specific songs by them. Since Jen just gave a plethora of bands and no albums, those are all up to me. I decided to run with their first release, which just so happens to be their best selling. This dropped in 1991 and is a very appealing 6x platinum. These guys formed in Louisiana, and were making music a very long time locally before getting noticed. From what I can read, they had been making music for nearly 20 years before getting a record deal. That's actually pretty crazy. I can't believe sticking with it after so long and not at all moving toward your goal. Good thing they stuck with it, and good thing they had one MONSTROUS hit for their debut drop. From what I didn't think I knew anything - turns out 'Boot Scootin' Boogie' is a B&D track, and on this record. How fantastic. I've heard that song in many a bar during my tenure in life. Sound wise...hmm. How to describe. Nothing blazingly different - that's for sure. Seems to be an older school country of the, "my dog is dead" mentality - and that sort of tone to it. Maybe a little more upbeat then you'd expect from such a down lyric. Maybe a dance country? Does that exist? Anyway, this is tolerable on my country scale. I wouldn't put it on, but I could listen to it and not want to punch anyone. Maybe not 'Boot Scoot' on loop, but the whole album. I'd say this is worth a go today. If nothing else, be educated in country like me.

1. Brand New Man
2. My Next Broken Heart
3. Cool Drink of Water
4. Cheating on the Blues
5. Neon Moon
6. Lost and Found
7. I've Got a Lot to Learn
8. Boot Scootin' Boogie
9. I'm No Good
10. Still in Love With You

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Boot Scootin Boogie
2. Still In Love With You
3. My Next Broken Heart

2.75 out of 5 stars


  1. I was surprised to see Boot Scootin' Boogie as your #1... I just remember doing line dancing to that one in grade school. In the early 90's I'm thinking there was a "dance country" because of the line-dancing craze that occurred! P.S. a B&D concert is like a rodeo/circus/fireworks show! At least the one I went to! It was a great time and they can rock a stage!

  2. It's a pretty catchy song. Nothing else really stuck out to me either.

    I didn't read anything about their shows. I'll have to look into it. I've heard similar stuff about Big N Rich shows.