It's relatively common for country singers to name check legends in song, but it rarely, if ever has any real meaning. Unless you've heard Jason Cassidy's Honky Tonk Heaven
, which is so elaborate that it features an intro track with a charismatic minister and an "instrumental" chase track. Between those is the song itself and it's the highlight of the Houston native's album, of which he co-wrote 9 of the 11 full-length tracks.
Cassidy reminds us that "even the Good Lord loves a country song" and proceeds to make references to the likes of Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Sr., Lefty Frizzell and others. Cassidy's rich baritone is strong on songs like I Wish I'd Done That, which is about living without regrets, the emotional Bourbon Tears and Pain, and What If
Cassidy also turns in a quality performance on Why Not Now, a song co-written by Steve Bogard and Jeff Stephens. George Strait cut the song on his 1998 "One Step At A Time" album. Cassidy's version is different, but equally as strong as Strait's take.
The title track is a convincing and emotional tribute to Cassidy's faith in God.