Just a quick post about a song that’s on perma-repeat in my iObsess list. It’s stylistically pretty far afield from purebred country (like part I here) but the performer’s pedigree in that genre is rock solid. I’m talking about Jennifer Nettles. Of Sugarland. And this:
Woh. Jennifer Nettles x 2. Duh-ang.
But the song, oh my lawd, what a great tune. The arrangement, the instrumentation, the fact that a guitar hack like me can solo along with it in first position and sound pretty dang cool? Oh man, and the holla back to this absolutely foundational Pigeon-Forged piece of Partonian perfection?
Tell a timeless story and you’ve got a timeless song. Both of them. And somebody tell Jennifer for me: ‘Girl, you don’t need the guy in the hat when you cook like that.’
Kudos to JN, Butch Walker and producer Rick Rubin on a song that kills.
Just saw the full album drops January 14. You can preview it right now on iTunes.