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Tailgates & Tanlines
Artist: Bryan, Luke
UPC: 05099907041228
Label: Capitol Records
Genre: Country & Western
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Product Type: Compact Disc
Released: August 2011
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Weight: 0.20 lbs
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Track Listing
1 Country Girl (Shake It for Me)
2 Tailgate Blues
3 Been There, Done That
4 Faded Away
5 I Knew You That Way
6 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
7 Drunk on You
8 Too Damn Young
9 I Don't Want This Night to End
10 You Don't Know Jack
11 Harvest Time
12 I Know You're Gonna Be There
13 Muckalee Creek Water
Release Date : 08/09/2011
General Description : Performer
Muze Genre-sub class : Country
Number of Discs : 1
Running Time : 47 minutes 43 seconds
Performance Recorded :
Misc Note : Personnel: Ilya Toshinsky (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin); John Willis (acoustic guitar); Jeff King , Kenny Greenberg, J.T. Corenflos , Adam Shoenfeld, Brent Mason (electric guitar); Paul Franklin , Steve Hinson (pedal steel guitar); Rob Ickes (dobro); Joe Spivey (mandolin, fiddle); Mike Rojas (piano, organ); Mark Bright (keyboards); Greg Morrow (drums); Eric Darken (percussion); Ashton Shepherd, Georgia Middleman, Clare Dunn, Russell Terrell, Rachel Thibodeau (background vocals). Audio Mixer: Derek Bason. Recording information: Blackbird Studios; House of Blues Studio, Nashville, TN; Starstruck Studios, Nashville, TN; The Mix Mill, Nashville, TN. Photographer: Kristin Barlowe. The third time around, Luke Bryan doubles down on his calling card: his inherent sweetness, the warmth he has as the country boy next door. Bryan is so genial that when he implores his country girl to "shake it for me," there's nary a trace of lasciviousness: he just wants to be sure she's having a good time. This aw-shucks generosity resonates throughout Tailgates & Tanlines, a record that capitalizes on the relaxed professionalism of 2009's Doin' My Thing. Bryan's bright setting plays as pop -- it's too clean and crisp, too bereft of grit to ever be mistaken as something hardcore -- but his foundation is pure country, songs that are sturdy and unfussy, never bothering with sugary pop hooks. This is a slight shift from Doin' My Thing, which was pop enough to have a OneRepublic cover fit within the context, but Bryan retains the shiny friendliness of his sophomore set and marries it to songs that are strictly country, whether they're a lazy Sunday stroll like "Too Damn Young," the country corn of "You Don't Know Jack," the farmtown anthem "Harvest Time," the blues stomp of "Muckalee Creek Water," or the open-road sprightliness of "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye." Much of this is modern in sensibility, anchored by subtle ties to the past, a deliberate move from Bryan both as a writer -- he had a hand in penning eight of the 13 tunes here -- and a performer, showing that he knows exactly what his strengths are: he's not flashy yet he's not boring, he's laid-back and assured, a modern guy who knows his roots but is happy to be in the present, and it's hard not to smile along with the guy as he sings. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine