Darryl Worley, "Best of Both Worlds"

86 Billboard Rating

Boasting some tasty guitar work and an infectious melody, Darryl Worley delivers an engaging single in "Best of Both Worlds." Culled from his Stroudavarious debut album, "Sounds Like Life," he co-wrote this number with Jim "Moose" Brown. The song has a groove that draws listeners in and a lyric that will make them smile and sing along. "Free, free, she sets me free/If this is tied down, that's where I wanna be," he sings. The lyrics celebrate the virtues of a woman who knows how to be both a friend and a lover, or as he puts it, "an angel with a wild side." Worley's warm, confident delivery gives "Worlds" a conversational feel that works well with the upbeat subject matter. It sounds like a radio-ready addition to any country station's playlist. -Deborah Evans Price

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