Lynch, Little Big Town drop new discs
Friday, January 17, 2020
– Dustin Lynch and Little Big Town are out with new music today.
Lynch released his fourth album, "Tullahoma." The 11-song release is a concept disc about the people and life in his hometown. Zach Crowell was the producer of the disc, which contains the hit "Ridin' Roads."
Little Big Town put out its ninth studio album, "Nightfall." "Over Drinking" is the first single, written by Jesse Frasure, Cary Barlowe, Hillary Lindsey, Ashley Gorley, and Steph Jones . "Nightfall" contains 13 songs and veers towards more of a non-country sound. "The Daughters" previously was released as a single. The group, which is big on harmonies, consists of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet.
Little Big Town has always been one of the more consistently good modern country groups. This latest album, not surprisingly, is also good. However, it's not exceptional. Sure, the quartet explores the happy and sad sides of love and romance, as per usual, but few tracks rise far above the merely good level.
Karen Fairchild sings lead on "Three Whiskeys and the Truth," and is a dead ringer for Lady A's Hillary Scott. This is somewhat ironic, as Lady A is probably the ...
Dustin Lynch has made his bones on songs depicting small town life. It's only fitting that he would eventually make an album devoted solely to what he knows best. He calls "Tullahoma" a concept album. If you're thinking in the vein of "The Wall" or "Tommy," you're in for a disappointment. It's really an exercise in Country 101.
He said, "The concept was, 'Let's write songs, let's record songs that the fictional small-town boy ...
Little Big Town gets billed as a country music vocal group, but "Nightfall" plays out more like a four-headed singer-songwriter effort. Many of these songs hearken back to some of the best '70s introspective songwriter efforts. The album opens with "Next to You," which builds from a gentle meditation, into a full-on anthemic ode to the comfort and strength of fidelity.
"Questions" interestingly finds an ex asking questions via song lyrics, which she can never ...