“Way Out Here” by Josh Thompson
A true country man knows who he is and stays that way, unapologetically. Throughout this album, Josh confidently celebrates the particulars of country living, including riding in trucks down roads with no names, working hard and drinking harder.
“Won’t Be Lonely Long” teases listeners with a melancholy intro, then becomes a breakup anthem about drinking away an ex-girlfriend.
In “Way Out Here,” Josh stands up for an older way of life, where people disdained handouts and homes were protected by the good Lord and a gun.
The stunning “Sinner” finds relief in the idea that when it comes to forgiveness, God ain’t no quitter. A fine tribute to small-town life.