In case anyone forgot what country music sounds like, search no further: This is a solid batch of country gold that goes down like an ice-cold mug of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

In case anyone forgot what country music sounds like, search no further: This is a solid batch of country gold that goes down like an ice-cold mug of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Dallas Wayne's robust baritone slams right out of the gate with the Bakersfield-tribute, chicken-pickin', "poster boy for detox" lament "Bouncin' Beer Cans off the Jukebox." The title cut is a muscular reading of the Faron Young hit, and Wayne's own powerhouses "Not a Dry Eye in the House" and "The Stuff Inside" are Gosdin-esque, no-holds-barred white-boy blues. This bad dude with a dangerous tremolo is equally adept at shuffles ("If These Walls Could Cry"), moaners ("She Lit the Torch"), honky-tonk ("I'm Gonna Break Some Promises Tonight"), and cheatin' songs ("Happy Hour"). He wraps things up with the redneck highway song "I Hit the Road (And the Road Hit Back)," leaving one to ponder, If this is country, what exactly are the other artists on Music Row doing?—RW

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