Chris LeDoux knows that a successful relationship is one where the woman is kept happy -- even if that means the man has to dance a little. On Haywire's infectious barnburner of an opener, "Honky Tonk World," the singer warns, "you don't stand a chance 'less you take her out and dance." Elsewhere, he flexes his superb storytelling muscles on two gunfighter-on-the-run songs, "Billy the Kid" (written by Charlie Daniels) and "Hairtrigger Colt's .44." LeDoux's blend of cowboy twang and heartland rock reverberates throughout. Consider his cover of the Boss' "Tougher Than the Rest" a bonus.