Picks and Pans Review: John Rich

updated 04/06/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/06/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Son of a Preacher Man |

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He's a country maverick in Big & Rich, but on his second solo album—he recorded the first before B&R—John Rich sounds like just another good ol' boy. None of the ballads, especially, really stands out. And the one time he takes a risk—a big-band turn on "Drive Myself to Drink"—he fails.
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