Alabama & Friends (Show Dog/Universal Music)
by Alabama & Friends
FOR FANS OF: Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line
Rating: 3 Stars
The recently reunited inspirational country act earns turns in two new tunes intermingled with tributes from Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney and Trisha Yearwood (amongt others). Considering so many of these old hits are bedrocks of the entire genre, it’s hard to improve upon them even as spirited covers, though Alabama’s pair of current, deeply introspective ballads prove the band is well on its way back.
— Andy Argyrakis
WE LIKE: “All American”