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Startin' with Me
     

Startin' with Me

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by Jake Owen
 

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A Nashville country rebel in the mold of Travis Tritt -- in other words, a defanged and marketing-driven pretty boy whose punkin head David Allan Coe or Waylon Jennings would smash a beer bottle over just on general principle -- Jake Owen makes his debut with the utterly

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A Nashville country rebel in the mold of Travis Tritt -- in other words, a defanged and marketing-driven pretty boy whose punkin head David Allan Coe or Waylon Jennings would smash a beer bottle over just on general principle -- Jake Owen makes his debut with the utterly formulaic Startin' with Me. Opening tracks "Bad in Me" and "Yee Haw" try so desperately hard to establish Owen's image as a bad-ass hellraiser that they finally become comical, and not the knowingly self-mocking Big & Rich kind of comical, either. Every note on Startin' with Me is as perfectly placed as Owen's artfully mussed hair in the reg'lar joe glamour shot on the front cover. Owen and producer Jimmy Ritchey carefully check off all the country radio clichés: Drinking ballad? Check! Cry for the good Lord's deliverance? You betcha! Leering misogyny disguised as praise for the female of the species? Got yer "Something About a Woman" right here, pal! Naturally, something so perfectly contrived can't help but be at least modestly successful on a commercial level.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/25/2006
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0828768117224
catalogNumber:
81172

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jake Owen   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Pat Buchanan   Electric Guitar
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Paul Franklin   Dobro,Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
David Grissom   Electric Guitar
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Brent Mason   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Jonathan Yudkin   Strings,Violin,Cello,Viola
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson   Harmonica
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Jimmy Ritchey   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)

Technical Credits

Jonathan Yudkin   Composer,String Arrangements
Erik Hellerman   Engineer
Brett James   Composer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Wes Hightower   Composer
Jimmy Ritchey   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Astrid Herbold May   Art Direction
Eric Durrance   Composer
Jake Owen   Composer

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Startin' with Me 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is fantastic. If you like your country flavored with rhythem and blues then be sure to pick up a copy of this one. I bought the cd for the song YEE HAW but after listening to the entire album I would say that YEE HAW is one of the weaker songs. Not only is Mr Owen an AMAZING singer but he wrote every song on the record as well. This guy is gonna be a star. This is with out a doubt the BEST CD I have purchased this year and I buy a lot of music.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago