Late Nights and Longnecks by Justin Moore
Late Nights and Longnecks by Justin Moore released on Friday, July 26th, and I listened to it on my commute to work. What I discovered is that the album is almost a callback to classic old school country, in a way I wasn’t expecting. Sure, there are some modern country influences, but underneath that, there is an old school country vibe that I loved, and wish we heard more of on country radio.
On first play, Late Nights and Longnecks is an easy listen, with a nice flow that carries listeners from one track to the next. The lyrics are meaningful, simply stated, and feel authentic, giving audiophiles the chance to hear what Moore is singing about and understand the effects each song’s events have had on him.
On second play, the songs are even more enjoyable, with catchy melodies and easy singalong lyrics. Late Nights and Longnecks is an album to play at a bonfire, at the lake, or even while working on remodeling a house or painting a wall. With each full listen, the songs quickly become favorites, and listeners will be singing along to the songs before they realize they are even doing it. They’re fun, enjoyable, and easily addictive. I streamed this album the entire weekend and loved it more each time I heard it.
Some of the lyrics seem deeply personal, which is understandable since Moore had a hand in co-writing every song on the album. This comes across to listeners on songs like “That’s My Boy,” “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home,” “Jesus and Jack Daniels,” “Never Gonna Drink Again,” and “Some Day I Gotta Quit.”
If you’re looking for a modern artist with a classic country vibe, check out Late Nights and Longnecks by Justin Moore. Each song is a great listen and as a collection, the album is a terrific blend of lyrics, melodies, and memories.
Late Nights and Longnecks
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Late Nights and Longnecks track list
1. Why We Drink (Justin Moore, Casey Beathard, David Lee Murphy, Jeremy Stover)
2. That’s My Boy (Justin Moore, Casey Beathard, Jeremy Stover)
3. The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home (Justin Moore, Paul DiGiovanni, Chase McGill, Jeremy Stover)
4. Jesus And Jack Daniels (Justin Moore, Paul DiGiovanni, Chase McGill, Jeremy Stover)
5. Airport Bar (Justin Moore, Casey Beathard, Paul DiGiovanni, Jeremy Stover)
6. Small Town Street Cred (Justin Moore, Paul DiGiovanni, Chase McGill, Jeremy Stover)
7. Never Gonna Drink Again (Justin Moore, Rhett Akins, Paul DiGiovanni, Jeremy Stover)
8. On The Rocks (Justin Moore, Paul DiGiovanni, Chase McGill, Jeremy Stover)
9. Someday I Gotta Quit (Justin Moore, Casey Beathard, Paul DiGiovanni, Jeremy Stover)
10. Good Times Don’t (Justin Moore, Paul DiGiovanni, Chase McGill, Jeremy Stover)
About JUSTIN MOORE
Chart-topping powerhouse Justin Moore proves that, through all the fame and success, he’s still just the same country boy he’s always been on his stellar new album, ‘Late Nights and Longnecks.’ Tipping its cap to Alan Jackson and George Strait, the record is Moore’s most traditional-sounding collection to date, a no-frills portrait of small-town life and big-time dreams that’s not afraid to let its hair down and party at the end of a hard day’s work. Equal parts celebration and reflection, the album is a showcase for Moore’s evocative storytelling and unforgettable voice, complemented by an all-star band featuring GRAMMY and CMA Award-winning guitar icon Brent Mason ACM-winning pedal steel hero Paul Franklin among others.
“I’ve never worked with those guys before, but they’ve played on some of my favorite albums of all time,” says Moore. “We thought it would be really cool to bring them in and record the whole thing at The Castle, this historic studio just south of Nashville where a lot of those legendary hit records were made. Not only did it result in my best album yet, it was also the most fun experience I’ve ever had recording.”
An Arkansas native who grew up idolizing Dwight Yoakam and Keith Whitley, Moore knows a thing or two about hit records himself. After signing to The Valory Music Co., an imprint of the Big Machine Label Group, he landed his first country #1 with “Small Town USA,” the breakout single off his 2009 self-titled debut. The record went platinum, as did its 2011 follow-up, ‘Outlaws Like Me,’ which yielded yet another #1 single with “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.” In 2014, Moore landed the coveted New Artist of the Year trophy at the ACM Awards after releasing his critically acclaimed third album, ‘Off The Beaten Path,’ and in 2016, he dropped ‘Kinda Don’t Care,’ his third consecutive #1 record. The New York Times hailed Moore as proof that “old forms can stand even stronger with injections of new ideas,” while Billboard celebrated his “down-home personality and wry sense of humor,” and Rolling Stone praised the “upbeat mix of contemporary country and honest twang that he perfected.” Moore’s songs racked up more than a billion on-demand and programmed streams, and he performed everywhere from Kimmel to The Today Show in addition to headlining arenas and amphitheaters around the country.