Album Review: Can't Say I Ain't Country by Florida Georgia Line
Very Good, Based on 2 Critics
Exclaim - 70 Based on rating 7/10
Florida Georgia Line's fourth studio album, Can't Say I Ain't Country, is a mix of country pop, rock and hip-hop, making it a bro-country mecca. For the most part, their smart and witty lyrics show their country roots more than the production that is either softened with bluegrass and folk elements, or hardened with rhythm and blues and hip-hop beats.
The duo that created the bro-country genre embraces spoken word verses like Sam Hunt's "Body Like A Backroad," which pays tribute to '70s and '80s country songs like Charlie Daniels' "The ….
A merican duo Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard's fourth album kicks off with a skit and a song that both reject any suggestion that the pair are not really country. "You can say I'm a redneck, you can say you don't like my truck," they sing, "but you can't say I'm not country." It's an unusually defensive way of beginning what will almost certainly be another massive-selling record, but perhaps such accusations have got under their skin. They're leading lights of so-called "bro country", a hugely successful yet maligned sub-genre in which songs about partying, drinking and romancing, with elements of rock and hip-hop production, are sung by brawny, gym-honed, tattooed men in trucks.