blamethevainI’ve been listening to the new Dwight Yoakam CD. I have heard a lot of records in my life (trust me). When I hear one now that jumps into my Top 50 all-time, that’s a rare and exciting thing. This one is Top 20 after two listens. If you like music at all, you simply have to own this CD.

It is country music the way real country people (that’s country folk- not the suits that have ruined mainstream country music) like it. It rocks from the first note through the last. It makes me want to turn up the stereo in a way I haven’t experienced in a long time.

There is not a good song on the record. There are 12 excellent ones.