Milsap Music Group/Bigger Picture (BGP2527815)
By Christine Ellis
Ronnie Milsap’s new album Country Again is pure country gold. Traditional country sounds mixed with his signature sound. Lovers of traditional country music will enjoy this album. Highlights include “Trapped In An Old Country Song,” “Cry Cry Darling,” “Better Word For Love,” and “You’re The Reason I’m Living.” You’re transported back in time to the days when the Nashville Sound ruled the country airwaves. There are a few rollicking tunes, but they are still more country than a lot of what is played at radio today.
The title track, “Country Again,” is a back to the future kind of tune where a man creates a time machine out of a pickup truck. He goes to the future and finds traditional country played on the radio while flying cars and mile-high skyscrapers replace the quaint features of a small town. If this new album from Ronnie Milsap is any indication, that’s exactly where country music is headed, and it sounds wonderful.