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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Luke Bryan - Doin' My Thing

Thursday bring Country music back to the forefront of the B Side, and getting back to JenInTosa's suggestions from a while back. Running through them, it looks like those are about gone - so after that, I need some more! Even if they're repeat artists, I'd be happy to look into 2nd albums from artists. Anyhow, Mr. Luke Bryan. In the stunner of the year, he's from the south - Leesburg, Georgia. He first got a guitar at age 14 and learned how to play. His intention was to move to Nashville after finishing high school. That move was delayed when his brother died the same day he was scheduled to pack it up and move out. He stayed in Georgia then, and attended Georgia Southern University. His music career didn't start until 2006, when he was 30 years old. He moved to Nashville in 2001 finally, but he only got a deal to be a song writer, not his own act. He wrote some songs for Travis Tritt - which I suppose got his name out there. He finally got a deal and released his first album in 2007 to very little acclaim. This album came out in 2009 and has seen slightly more success, certified gold by the RIAA. Now I'll be honest, just over halfway into this album, I kept thinking how mediocre it was. And doubly honest, the first track is one of the worst songs I've ever heard in my life. But then track seven pops up - in which he covers OneRepublic's 'Apologize'. And by no means is it an amazing rendition or anything, but I absolutely adore that song. One of my favorite ballads ever. And for him to put that on a country album is a great risk/reward situation. I give him high praise for that. So that bumps this up to a middle of the road to above average record. He's got a couple nice tracks here, but most stuff that I'd be indifferent to.

1. Rain Is a Good Thing
2. Doin' My Thing
3. Do I
4. What Country Is
5. Someone Else Calling You Baby
6. Welcome to the Farm
7. Apologize
8. Every Time I See You
9. Chuggin' Along
10. I Did It Again
11. Drinkin' Beer and Wastin' Bullets

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Apologize
2. Do I
3. Doin' My Thing

2.5 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I love i dont want this night to end's song i love it and a love him. He's an amazing singer