This Ole Boy
by Craig Morgan
Released: Feb 2012
Label: Black River Entertainment
Opening with a cover of Joe Nichols' "This Ole Boy," which is somehow almost better than the original (hard to do), the former serviceman's sixth album is the celebration of country values, trucks and the good ol' U.S. of A. that folks have come to expect from the Tennessee-born country singer. While there isn't anything on here as great as "Redneck Yacht Club," "More Trucks Than Cars" comes close. And "Show Me Your Tattoo" well illustrates how closely related country in 2012 and a band like Shinedown are. The best Morgan has to offer comes blazing through in "Better Stories."