Cowboy's Back In Town
by Trace Adkins
Released: Aug 2010
Label: Show Dog Universal Music
The big lug's been on a roll since 2008's X, his eighth and strongest album. And he keeps getting better at big-bam-boom butt-rock, with near-metal riffs to shake honky-tonking badonkadonks: barn-sex stomp "Brown Chicken Brown Cow," Crimson Tide shout-along "Ala-Freakin-Bama," mean fisticuff warning "Whoop a Man's Ass." He also shows perfect comic timing with "Hold My Beer" (about gettin' hitched) and "Hell, I Can Do That" (about bein' a couch potato). And if the album's middle gets a bit bogged down in lovey-dovey slow jams, Trace's soul-and-western baritone keeps things manly regardless.