Kick The Dust Up
Label: Capitol Records Nashville
The party vibe from Luke Bryan's previous releases shows no signs of waning on this, the singer's fifth album. His flirtation with electronic beats is another familiar element; there's little doubt that groove-heavy numbers "Kick the Dust Up" and the title track will find their way to the top of the country airplay chart. Perhaps that's why the slower gem, "Fast," and the midtempo break-up offering, "Just Over," stand out as unexpected highlights. Another must-hear is "Home Alone Tonight," the singer's duet with Little Big Town's vocal ace, Karen Fairchild: a smart take on a classic revenge song.