That’s Why I Pray-Big & Rich (Warner Brothers)

The record has moved into the Top 20 now and if you’re not yet playing it, probably time to kick in with it. Though they aren’t consistent radio singles hit makers, I like these guys quite a lot. They make interesting and edgy music. The main thing that’s kept me cool to this one is their opening lines reinforcing the fantasy that people often get in trouble for speaking about God or pledging allegiance to the flag. It’s a flat out untrue meme and one thing I really don’t care for in my Country songs is dishonesty. ‘Course, some folks out there enjoy gettin’ riled up about such fantasies and the rest are just tolerant of such nonsensical beliefs. So I guess I should let it pass, too. Other than that, it’s quite an attractive record.

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