REVIEWED BY RANDY VEST
They may be country boys, but Brooks & Dunn bring a rousing rock vibe to many of the songs on Cowboy Town. Tracks like the driving title cut, a proud declaration of their rural roots, and "Tequila," a dizzyingly fast-paced nod to that "great big buzz in a little bitty glass," sport influences from the Stones to Springsteen. The guys do take a breather now and then with a couple of ballads. "Cowgirls Don't Cry" is a touching tale of a woman facing life's challenges, while "God Must Be Busy," featuring a wistful lead vocal from Ronnie Dunn, is a somber musing on Middle East strife, AMBER Alerts and natural disasters.
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