Published Jul 25, 2019Justin Moore's traditional country, rock and pop blend triumphs over hick-hop and trailer-trap. The touching and sentimental lyrics describing American patriotism and small town living in "The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home" is reinvented on the Southern rock party-goers "Never Gonna Drink Again" and "Why We Drink."
The Arkansas native's voice on the latter is akin to the vocal riffs of Tim McGraw, while "That's My Boy" has Jason Aldean's vocal tone. The traditional country swing of "Jesus and Jack Daniels" and "Good Times Don't" guides Moore's vivid storytelling homeward by chronicling his childhood, upbringing and family life.
"Airport Bar" is a lyrical analogy that introduces insightful and subtle nuances about leaving a destination and saying goodbye to a romantic relationship. "Small Town Street Cred" is Southern rock grit that sounds like Lynyrd Skynyrd's God and Guns with American patriotism like "Can't Hide Red" by Florida Georgia Line ft. Jason Aldean. The tempo slows down for "On the Rocks," which showcases Aerosmith-style guitar solos with heartbroken Brett Young phrases.
Late Nights and Longnecks is filled with anthemic songs, rockin' guitars and real country music, which Moore realizes by co-writing the entire album. His American patriotism is authentic with a descriptive and illustrative "country boy" narrative. (Big Machine)