Tomlinson - Country Is My Rock
God for country artists like Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery
Gentry, Hank Jr., Travis Tritt and the new Double
Tomlinson. OK, I know I've thrown this young man into mighty
lofty company and truly, only time will tell if he will live up
to it. Buts facts is facts, and this is a strong debut CD by
Tomlinson titled Country Is My Rock. The music grabbed me from
the first cut and didn't let go until it was over, then I went
back for more. As a middle-aged
southern rocker who has a hard time finding bands that fulfill
that "need to rock with a twang," I get little
nostalgic when I find a new country artist who helps bring back
those old rebel feelings of my South Texas youth, and Trent did it for me.
not going to lie to you and say that every song on this CD was
my favorite, but there were only a couple that that made me
shrug my shoulders, and they were immediately blown away by the
songs right after them. So let's don't dwell on the negative,
this is a great CD.
worth many extra spins:
Is My Rock" - This is the first cut and the one that hooked
me right out of the box you might say.
On My Honky Tonk" - Fantastic turn-a-bout on a cheatin'
song. I won't ruin it for you, by the CD and you'll see what I
Like Her" - Awesome lyrics! Tear-in-your-beer music at it's
finest, check this out: "There's a ring on her forehead
on a picture where the bottle sat last night - It might look
like a halo but I know it's a trick of the light - And that
smile on her face has a way to fool any old fool - Yeah, she
came straight from Heaven, but I know the devil did too".
Next Time" - I'm sure there are a few out there, but I
don't personally know a guy that hasn't made the promise in this
song to himself at one time or another.
Than Me" - Fun!
Bottle" - More great writing here, basically a song
about drinking her memory away. Is there such a thing as a
country power ballad? If there is, this would fall into that
Tomlinson has done a terrific job here,
he co-wrote all 11 songs on the CD and took on the co-producing
duties as well. I don't want you to think this is is nothing but
another rockin' country guy, he is, but he can slow it down pull
off a really nice tear-jerker as well. There really is a little
here for everyone.
To purchase the CD online click on
the album cover.
1. Country Is My Rock
2. Cheatin On My Honky-Tonk
3. Angels Like Her
4. Hey Batter Batter
5. Just Might Have Her Radio On
6. The Next Time
7. A Good Run
8. Drunker Than Me
9. The Bottle
10. I Was Gonna Leave Tomorrow Anyway
11. One Wing In The Fire
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