The beginning of George's corruption
C. Deter | Oregon, USA | 06/26/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"With Tony Brown at the helm, what could have been a fabulous country album turned into a pop-sounding, over-hyped album, that tried (and succeeded) to increase George Strait's popularity to the masses. I love the movie, don't get me wrong, but the music is not the George Strait who was always so true to his western swing and honkytonk roots. Tony Brown took every Strait album afterward and did the same thing; taking away from the crooner's extreme vocal talent, and inserting mainstream sound (via posers like Garth Brooks, and later - Tim McGraw). I still love George's songs, but I prefer music from "Strait Country" until "Holding my Own".
Oh, by the way, George Strait and Alan Jackson's duet "Murder on Music Row" should have included Tony Brown's name. Not only did he dilute George's sound, but also Reba McEntire's, among others!"