Tailgates & Tanlines

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The third time around, Luke Bryan doubles down on his calling card: his inherent sweetness, the warmth he has as the country boy next door. Bryan is so genial that when he implores his country girl to "shake it for me," there's nary a trace of lasciviousness: he just wants to be sure she's having a good time. This aw-shucks generosity resonates throughout Tailgates & Tanlines, a record that capitalizes on the relaxed professionalism of 2009's Doin' My Thing. Bryan's bright setting plays as pop -- it's too clean and crisp, too bereft of grit to ever be mistaken as something hardcore -- but his foundation is pure country, songs that are sturdy and unfussy, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The third time around, Luke Bryan doubles down on his calling card: his inherent sweetness, the warmth he has as the country boy next door. Bryan is so genial that when he implores his country girl to "shake it for me," there's nary a trace of lasciviousness: he just wants to be sure she's having a good time. This aw-shucks generosity resonates throughout Tailgates & Tanlines, a record that capitalizes on the relaxed professionalism of 2009's Doin' My Thing. Bryan's bright setting plays as pop -- it's too clean and crisp, too bereft of grit to ever be mistaken as something hardcore -- but his foundation is pure country, songs that are sturdy and unfussy, never bothering with sugary pop hooks. This is a slight shift from Doin' My Thing, which was pop enough to have a OneRepublic cover fit within the context, but Bryan retains the shiny friendliness of his sophomore set and marries it to songs that are strictly country, whether they're a lazy Sunday stroll like "Too Damn Young," the country corn of "You Don't Know Jack," the farmtown anthem "Harvest Time," the blues stomp of "Muckalee Creek Water," or the open-road sprightliness of "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye." Much of this is modern in sensibility, anchored by subtle ties to the past, a deliberate move from Bryan both as a writer -- he had a hand in penning eight of the 13 tunes here -- and a performer, showing that he knows exactly what his strengths are: he's not flashy yet he's not boring, he's laid-back and assured, a modern guy who knows his roots but is happy to be in the present, and it's hard not to smile along with the guy as he sings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/9/2011
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099907041228
  • Catalog Number: 70412
  • Sales rank: 1,978

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Luke Bryan Primary Artist
Eric Darken Percussion
Mike Brignardello Bass
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
Kenny Greenberg Electric Guitar
Rob Ickes Dobro
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow Drums
Mike Rojas Organ, Piano
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Joe Spivey Fiddle, Mandolin
John Willis Acoustic Guitar
Mark Bright Keyboards
Russell Terrell Background Vocals
Georgia Middleman Background Vocals
Ilya Toshinsky Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin
Adam Shoenfeld Electric Guitar
Ashton Shepherd Background Vocals
Rachel Thibodeau Background Vocals
Jeff King Electric Guitar
Clare Dunn Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Jeff Stevens Composer, Producer
Radney Foster Composer
Derek Bason Engineer
Mills Logan Engineer
Debra Williams grooming
Rhett Akins Composer
Mark Bright Producer
Jed Hackett Digital Editing
Shane McAnally Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Joanna Carter Art Direction
Rodney Clawson Composer
Ashley Gorley Composer
Erin Enderlin Composer
Brent Cobb Composer
Luke Bryan Composer
Jody Stevens Engineer
Josh Kear Composer
Rachel Thibodeau Composer
Arlis Albritton Composer
Casey Kessel Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
Jay Clementi Composer
Ben Hayslip Composer
Patrick Jason Matthews Composer
Dallas Davidson Composer
Neil Medley Composer
Michael Carter Composer
Chris Tompkins Composer
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