Release Date: Aug 17, 2010
Record label: Show Dog
Genre(s): Country, Contemporary Country, New Traditionalist
Despite his tendency to crank up the rawk guitars and record grating testosterone-fests that give rednecks a bad name, Trace Adkins is one of Nashville’s most likable baritones. Lovely ballads like ”Still Love You” and ”Break Her Fall” prove there’s real warmth underneath his taciturn exterior, and Cowboy’s Back in Town, his ninth studio album, works best when he puts his heart into it, instead of just his hat. B Download These:Soulful A Little Bit of Missin’ You at amazon.comWinking two-step Cowboy’s Back in Town at amazon.com See all of this week’s reviews .
Trace Adkins' Cowboy's Back in Town is his debut on Toby Keith's Show Dog imprint. It features 11 cuts, most of them underscoring the rowdy barroom cowboy image that the artist has quite literally lived up to. The set was preceded by two singles, "Ala-Freakin-Bama," which scraped its way inside the Top 50 on Billboard's country chart, and more recently, the rock ballad "This Ain't No Love Song," that climbed into the Top 30.
BRIAN WILSON “Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin” (Disney Pearl) What do George Gershwin and the Beach Boys’ prime mover, Brian Wilson, have in common? A jaunty, exuberant tunefulness for one thing, and a desire to push pop into high-art territory for another. In “Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin,” Mr. Wilson dresses Gershwin tunes in surfer attire.