Let me just say this right up front: I love Texas singer/songwriters. Yes, I do.
Just got a copy of Atlanta's (Texas, not Georgia) own native son, Tracy Lawrence's THE ROCK.
My goodness. I knew it was this was his first inspirational CD, but I wasn't expecting it to be so good. I'm on my first pass ... and am impressed.
I can’t believe how much disdain I have toward myself for finally giving in and liking this song. I mean, it’s not like I haven’t liked almost everything Miley Cyrus has done before (you think I’m joking), but this song I couldn’t swallow the first few times I heard it.
Something about using the term “tummy” and pretending that she listens to Jay-Z really turned me off. That and the fact that though the song unifies the U.S.A., it can’t also leave the country’s borders and make waves elsewhere. Of course, “it’s a party all over the world” doesn’t really track well with the melody. (And you couldn’t have Miley singing in front of a giant American flag in the video, either.)
[Watch the video after the jump via YouTube]
Sometimes, when the planets and stars align, the 24/7 news cycle spits out something so great that it rocks your world - in a good way.