There are certainly worse musical role models, and the song makes a great opener. Where he goes from here remains to be seen, though he sure as heck is on the right road. “Her In A Hurry” is an upbeat Hal Ketchum-style tune that makes good use of the matching of Lindsey and co-producer Phil Roselle’s guitars, Jon Yudkin’s fiddle, and Roselle doubling on banjo.
Lindsey’s voice has the right touch of growl when he slides into a Randy Travis-like rumble. He co-wrote nine of the 10 songs here and one gets the sense that, unlike many contemporary barely-country hit machines, he has done his honky-tonk time. It doesn’t hurt to have Roselle along; when he cuts loose on “I’ve Been Thinking ’Bout This All Day,” Roselle makes a good song all the better. He and Lindsey come across like a countrified Tom Petty and Mike Campbell. On the more formulaic “Backwoods,” Roselle brings an authoritative swagger to his slide playing, pushing a lesser song to a higher tier.
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