There's no getting away from it, Hunter Hayes is and incredible talent - a great vocalist, fantastic musician capable on a number of instruments and a top draw songwriter... and all this at age 22! The first track of his that I heard was 'Wanted', some time back when he was about 20/21 and was blown away to find out that he had written such a classy and mature track at such a young age. So why just four stars? I think there is much more to come from Mr Hayes. This album is a great showcase of his talents and has set him an undeniably solid foundation upon which he can build his future career. As far as albums go, I don't want to say that there are filler tracks but there are certainly some lighter, less substantial, more pop tracks that are more forgettable, but these are few and do not take away from the truly strong tracks that make up most of the weight.
It's not a perfect album, or even a classic but when you think of the legends of country music past and present ask yourself if they could have put out material this good (written, played and sung) in their late teens/early twenties... even if the answer is yes, it just goes to show that Hunter Hayes is in good company. Most certainly one to watch.