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This Ole Boy
     

This Ole Boy

by Craig Morgan
 
On his first album of new material since 2008's That's Why, Morgan stakes out ground that's as much rock as country, with slick production and high-powered electric guitars adding plenty of commercial muscle to the tracks. The main attraction remains Morgan's voice, a pleasing Southern growl that brings the lyrics to life, even when they

Overview

On his first album of new material since 2008's That's Why, Morgan stakes out ground that's as much rock as country, with slick production and high-powered electric guitars adding plenty of commercial muscle to the tracks. The main attraction remains Morgan's voice, a pleasing Southern growl that brings the lyrics to life, even when they skirt the boundaries of cliché as they do on the salute to down-home life "More Trucks Than Cars" and "I Didn't Drink," where his emotional vocal makes what could have been a maudlin tune into a real tear jerker. Morgan co-wrote seven of the album's 12 tracks, and they're some of the record's strongest cuts. "Corn Star" blends screaming rock guitars and banjo for a solid, heavy metal country tune with a G-rated lyric that manages to sound slightly sleazy. "Love Loves a Long Night," another smoldering love song, is more serious, but just as sexy, while "Being Alive and Livin'," a salute to the extreme sports Morgan enjoys in his time off the road, is full of rock & roll attitude. Other strong tracks include the hit "This Ole Boy," a twangy rocker with a stomping two-step beat and a clever tongue twisting lyric; "Show Me Your Tattoo," a salacious rocker with a bit of fiddle and pedal steel to make it sound marginally country, and the midtempo country rocker "Better Stories," a tongue in cheek celebration of self-destructive behavior.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/2012
Label:
Black River Ent.
UPC:
0851491003045
catalogNumber:
20121
Rank:
90880

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Performance Credits

Craig Morgan   Primary Artist
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Kevin Grantt   Bass
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
Tony Harrell   Keyboards
Russ Pahl   Jew's Harp
Joe Spivey   Fiddle
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac   Electric Guitar
Jim "Moose" Brown   Keyboards
James Mitchell   Electric Guitar
Adam Shoenfeld   Electric Guitar
Phil O'Donnell   Percussion
Jeff King   Electric Guitar,Soloist
Mike Johnson   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Craig Wiseman   Composer
Rhett Akins   Composer
Dan Frizsell   Engineer
Jeffrey Steele   Composer
Debra Wingo   grooming
Monty Criswell   Composer
Jimmy Yeary   Composer
Shane Minor   Composer
Michael White   Composer
Phillip Lammonds   Composer
Craig Morgan   Composer,Producer
Chris Wallin   Composer
Lee Thomas Miller   Composer
Phil O'Donnell   Composer,Producer
Faith Quesenberry   Management
Ben Hayslip   Composer
Kyle Jacobs   Composer
Dallas Davidson   Composer
Marty Dodson   Composer
Ben Daniel   Composer
Skip Black   Composer
Tim Menzies   Composer
Kellen Oleksak   Engineer
Katie McCartney   Art Direction
Jeff Hill   Booking

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