Hillbilly Deluxe by Brooks & Dunn

After making a commercial comeback with 2001's Steers & Stripes, Brooks & Dunn could have coasted on their renewed hitmaker status. Instead, they crafted 2003's more personal (and better) Red Dirt Road.

Hillbilly Deluxe splits the difference between those approaches—it's a little bit Saturday night and a little bit Sunday morning. Both the raucous hit "Play Something Country" (dig Ronnie Dunn's "My Maria"-style falsetto on the chorus) and Kix Brooks' "She Likes to Get out of Town" salute honky-tonk women gone wild, but there's plenty of depth here, too.

Ronnie shines on contemplative numbers like "Believe," while Kix gets to the center of heartbreakers "Her West Was Wilder" and "My Heart's Not a Hotel."

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