This is just an amazing record. Brad has incredible talent and masters a lot of different music styles; not just country. It is indeed a 'different' record with mostly instrumental tracks, but he pulls it off perfectly. This is as good as it gets. Congrats, Brad! ( too bad the cd-cover design is as ugly as it gets ;-)
Gary has always been one of my country favourites. What a voice!
His previous album 'Tough all over' was very good but rather "dark" with his wife's recent suicide. This one has a better feel to it. Every song is great. And even my favourite country-songwriter Scotty Emerick is present as co-writer of "As long as you're looking back"! And "Living hard" is just pure country-rockin' fun.