Startin' with Me

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
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 clich├ęs: 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/2006
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 828768117224
  • Catalog Number: 81172
  • Sales rank: 42,504

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
Adam Ayan Mastering
Astrid Herbold May Art Direction
Eric Durrance Composer
Jake Owen Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing debut !!!!

    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.

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