Front Row Seats

OaksFRScover200.jpg

It’s such a comforting pleasure just to hear the Oak Ridge Boys’ familiar harmonies that it’s tempting to forgive them anything. That’s tough when the kickoff track of their first straight-ahead country album in seven years is soccer-dad fluff like “Hard to Be Cool,” a song that suggests the time is overdue for a moratorium on country songs about minivans. Front Row Seats improves from there, with the Boys’ indelible voices essaying a set of reasonably solid tunes that blend tradition with at least a hint of modernity.

Comments

Recent Music Posts More

More News

Brantley Gilbert pulls off the night's surprise victory.
She also got a little encouragement from Miranda Lambert along the way.
How the demo for “Country Club” spurred on a great period of creativity for both artists.
Billy makes his statement via YouTube.
Country star opens up on “Entertainment Tonight.”