STYLE: Country RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 11616-10423 LABEL: Word Curb CURCD157 FORMAT: CD Album
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Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
He's sold 30 million albums world wide and enjoyed 23 number one hit singles in the USA including the amazing title cut from this album. No doubt about it the cowboy-hatted Tim McGraw is a country superstar. He's also a Christian. Like many Christian country artists, it seems to be culturally acceptable to write about the brutalities of life and relationships and then slip in a few songs that really let the world know you're saved. So, for this latest release you get the tongue in cheek "Do You Want Fries With That" which sees the protagonist embarrassed as he serves a Big Mac to his ex-wife's lover while working a second job! "How Bad Do You Want It" examines the ambition that drives us while "Can't Tell Me Nothin'" and "Drugs Or Jesus" are pretty up front when it comes to making life choices. The latter comes on like a worship song in its last 60 seconds! The title cut is the most amazing inspiring song I've heard all year and actually made me cry the first time I heard it! Now, there's an admission eh? This is classy country music with a heart and real soul expressing faith that intrigues the masses.