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Cowboy Town (Snys)
Brooks & Dunn
Cowboy Town (Snys)
Genres: Country, Pop
 
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The brand new album from Brooks & Dunn featuring the hit single Proud Of The House We Built. Cowboy Town is the much anticipated follow up to Brooks & Dunn's highest selling album in 10 years, Hillbilly Deluxe.

      
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All Artists: Brooks & Dunn
Title: Cowboy Town (Snys)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arista
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 10/2/2007
Genres: Country, Pop
Styles: Today's Country, Neotraditional
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 886971116328

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The brand new album from Brooks & Dunn featuring the hit single Proud Of The House We Built. Cowboy Town is the much anticipated follow up to Brooks & Dunn's highest selling album in 10 years, Hillbilly Deluxe.

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CD Reviews

Now, THIS is Hillbilly Deluxe!
A. Gammill | West Point, MS United States | 10/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Now, this is a little more like it. I admit, 2005's HILLBILLY DELUXE was a big hit for the guys, but I felt it was really just average work. As the Amazon reviewer pointed out above, Brooks & Dunn's albums do tend to have about an even mix of great songs and suprisingly mediocre ones. And while COWBOY TOWN isn't perfect, it certainly hits more than it misses.

The lead single, "Proud of the House We Built" is cut from the same cloth as 2003's excellent "Red Dirt Road." The guys' affection for the Rolling Stones (heard also in two songs on the RED DIRT ROAD disc) comes through not only in direct references ("Johnny Cash Junkie") but in the playful, honkytonk rhythm of cuts like the spirited "Put a Girl In It."

In fact, much of COWBOY TOWN pays tribute to seventies-era rock and country. Kix Brooks' "Drop in the Bucket" is such a textbook ZZ Top number, I was surprised to learn the song wasn't a cover of some lost tune from the fun-lovin' Texans. Brooks' ongoing Seger-esque observations of lost joys of youth inform every moment of "Ballad of Jerry Jeff Walker", which features a gargoyle-voiced cameo from its title character.

Inevitably, after nearly an album's worth of up-tempo numbers about cowboys, girls and booze, the duo succumbs to the now-obligatory Thoughtful Ballad or two. Good intentions aside, it's hard to defend such trite observations as "A preacher named King/Well, he had a dream" (from "American Dreamer") or most any line from the current events travelogue of the second single "God Must Be Busy." With ballads--and Brooks and Dunn should know this by now, after "Believe" spent like 30 weeks on the charts--less is more. The guys are at their best when they relax with a simple story song like "Cowgirls Don't Cry."

I think COWBOY TOWN works for both longtime fans and relative newcomers. For the former, the album is along the same lines as RED DIRT ROAD, with less filler. And to the latter, it might prove a welcome remedy from the same old redneck garbage being put out by Toby Keith, or any number of slick but empty new artists clogging up the radio.
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I Want To Go To Cowboy Town !!
Connie Oliver | Cincinnati | 10/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ronnie & Kix have once again gave us another great album. This CD is mostly up tempo songs, Lots of party songs. Just what you want from Brooks & Dunn,,
Stand out songs for me are Cowgirls Don't Cry Johnny Cash Junkie. Cowboy Town and Tequila what a hoot this song is ..But oh so true,,

This is a first rate CD. Thank you Ronnie & Kix for more great music.."
Best one yet
M. Hundley | McKinney, TX | 10/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Brooks and Dunn continue to set the pace for other artists to follow! Cowboy Town turns the heat up a notch with a carefully orchestrated controlled explosion of power, punch and pazzazz! Great honky-tonk dance tunes; heart-felt tributes to some of the legendary great influences; rollicking fun songs that touch the heart of relationships; poigniant looks at advice from dad's to daughters; celebration of "girl power"; and a soul-stirring song that reaches below the surface of our wonderings and longings for a more ordered world in "God Must Be Busy!" Love the attention to detail in the musical mixing as well. Pure genius!

Mark H."