SINGLE: "Ain't No Trucks In Texas"
ARTIST: Ronnie Dunn
REVIEWER: Jennifer Smith
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Ronnie Dunn, one of the most loved, most outspoken, most honest artists in country music and unfortunately, since the breakup of Brooks and Dunn, also one of the most overlooked and underappreciated artists despite continuing to release great music. Well, guess what, those days are over with the release of "Ain't No Trucks in Texas," his debut single on his new label, Nash Icon. Ronnie's back and ready to kick down the door with this one.
The first time I heard it, I immediately liked it. His undeniable vocal soul flows effortlessly from first note to last as he sings about a lost love with an ache that continues to haunt him long after the relationship ends. The song, perfectly written by country poets Wendell Mobley, Tony Martin and Neil Thrasher and produced by Rascal Flatt's Jay DeMarcus, tells the ever familiar, relatable tale of missing someone and finally realizing how much you loved them after they're gone. (Yes! A relatable country song with a story! Score!) With carefully crafted lyrics like "There ain’t no trucks in Texas / ain’t no football in the south / ain’t no bourbon in Kentucky", the tune vividly visualizes just how empty his life is without his heart's natural match. When it comes to country music, Ronnie Dunn is always a perfect match with emotionally stunning vocals and his one of a kind style.
Dear Ronnie, just so you know, country music has had that same longing ache for quite awhile now except we referred to it as "Ain't No Ronnie on Radio". Thank you for staying in the relationship that loves you the most, the one with country music fans and for showing us you really love us just as much with one HELL of a song!
Dear reader, get off of here and go buy this single! Now!