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Clay’s latest balances earnest love ballads such as “Keep Me From Loving You” with odes to manly heroes (“Double Shot of John Wayne”).
“Loving You” is a strong successor to Clay’s 2007 single “Fall,” which similarly mixed an affectionate lyric with a sensual melody. The banjo-laced “Jesse James” features hints of old-time bluegrass and western music, and rocks with authority on lines such as Sometimes I want to be Jesus and sometimes I want to be Jesse James.
The album does have a couple of clunkers (the forgettable “All American” and “Summertime Song), but Clay’s rich voice fits well with former Alabama lead singer Randy Owen’s on a remake of Alabama’s “Feels So Right.” Overall, this is another solid release from Clay.