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The singer takes a “Leap of Faith.” After quoting John 15:13, “8th of November” honors soldiers killed in Vietnam. “Our America” is a patriotic medley. Shaky theology notwithstanding, grief over a deceased partner compels a man to pray (“I Pray for You”). “Filthy Rich” takes shots at people who profit at others’ expense. However ...

Objectionable Content

The chorus repeats the phrase, “You can bet your a--.” Stray profanities and nods to alcohol appear throughout. The title track is a city-by-city tour of the U.S. with booze at almost every stop. Despite a cautionary line about driving drunk, “20 Margaritas” chronicles a kinship forged from a love of tequila, moonshine and dalliances with willing ladies. The sexual proposition “Soul Shaker” tells a woman, “I’m a true love maker ... when I give you what I got, you’re gonna rock.” The worst of the lot is “Caught Up in the Moment,” a randy tale of strangers in an airport who fall in lust at first sight, have sex on the plane to Vegas and, after a stint at the blackjack table, get hitched at the nearest wedding chapel. A “sexy, spicy hot senorita” dances suggestively and “lets the tequila do the talkin’” on “Jalapeno.”

Summary Advisory

City throws a few bones to God and country, but this rowdy mix of fiddles and rock insolence is more about raising Cain than encouraging good citizenship.

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This million-selling effort ascended to No. 3 on the country chart.

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Warner Bros.




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Bob Smithouser

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