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Doin' My Thing
     

Doin' My Thing

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by Luke Bryan
 
On his second album, Luke Bryan's thing is decidedly lighter and relaxed than it was on his 2007 debut, I'll Stay Me, with the uptempo songs veering toward funny odes to good times and the slower songs flirting with crossover power ballads. Tellingly, whatever disharmony there is between these two extremes -- lamenting that country

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On his second album, Luke Bryan's thing is decidedly lighter and relaxed than it was on his 2007 debut, I'll Stay Me, with the uptempo songs veering toward funny odes to good times and the slower songs flirting with crossover power ballads. Tellingly, whatever disharmony there is between these two extremes -- lamenting that country is not a pristine John Deere cap nor mall-bought rebel flag, then singing a cover of OneRepublic's "Apologize," which brings him way too close to that very mall -- comes from outside writers chosen to give Bryan a crossover hit that he very well may get on his own terms based on the strength of the eight tunes he co-wrote here. Bryan never pushes his good-old boy or romantic sides too hard, sounding equally convincing when he's singing about "Drinkin' Beer and Wastin' Bullets," or when he's wooing a lover on "Do I." This light, easy touch helps sell those occasional contrived moments, but it's better showcased on his originals, where he seems like the good-hearted, slightly mischievous, boy next door who never wants to get goofy like Big & Rich or go to the Caribbean like Kenny Chesney; he only wants to stick around his home town and sing songs...and there's plenty of charm in that attitude, as evidenced by this ingratiating sophomore effort.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/2009
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099926583327
catalogNumber:
65833
Rank:
14425

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Performance Credits

Luke Bryan   Primary Artist
Joe Chemay   Bass
Mike Brignardello   Bass
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Paul Franklin   Pedal Steel Guitar
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
Tony Harrell   Organ,Piano
Paul Leim   Percussion,Drums
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Drums
Mike Rojas   Organ,Piano
Joe Spivey   Fiddle,Mandolin
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
John D. Willis   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson   Harmonica
Hillary Scott   Background Vocals
Mike Johnson   Pedal Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Mills Logan   Engineer
Rhett Akins   Composer
Jeff Stevens   Producer
Shane McAnally   Composer
Dave Haywood   Composer
Joanna Carter   Art Direction
Ryan Tedder   Composer
Rodney Clawson   Composer
Ashley Gorley   Composer
Luke Bryan   Composer
Jim McCormick   Composer
Charles Kelley   Composer
Ben Hayslip   Composer
Jamie Teachenor   Composer
Dallas Davidson   Composer

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