Smokin’ and Drinkin’ – Miranda Lambert (RCA)

Finally this masterpiece will be reaching the masses of ears that still get all their new stuff from broadcast radio. I added it to my recommended playlist so long ago, I don’t remember. Could check, but ain’t important. What is important is anybody in broadcast radio who didn’t get this on the air pretty soon after the album came out ain’t really qualified for the job as music director. The album was released more than a year ago and Country radio ain’t played it til now. Broadcast radio, you know, the establishment that is all the time denying it’s future is in doubt and shouting how it’s the place listeners hear the best new songs first. I say Country radio should’a been playing the crap outta this record for the past year. That’s just me sayin’, now.