Alanna Nash
August 16, 1991 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Renegade

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Country

We gave it a B-

Like Hank Williams Jr., Southern rocker Charlie Daniels (accompanied as ever by his band) seldom misses a chance to self-mythologize and hammer home the virtues of redneck ways, two of the many themes of Renegade. Still, while Daniels too often walks familiar ground, there’s a lot to like here, including some spirited fiddling, a country-rock rendition of ”Layla,” a sly story of friendship between a prison guard and his charge (”Willie Jones”), and a moving examination of ”Fathers and Sons.” B-

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