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Easy Does It Jake Owen kicks off his sophomore effort in rakish lonely-rambler style with the dark, driving ''Tell Me,'' and there's believable passion behind his...Easy Does ItCountry Jake Owen kicks off his sophomore effort in rakish lonely-rambler style with the dark, driving ''Tell Me,'' and there's believable passion behind his...2009-02-18
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Easy Does It

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Jake Owen; Status: In Season

Jake Owen kicks off his sophomore effort in rakish lonely-rambler style with the dark, driving ”Tell Me,” and there’s believable passion behind his drawl on single ”Don’t Think I Can’t Love You.” But the rest of Easy Does It suffers from curiously opposing problems: too many songs in awe of generically wild women — including ”Eight Second Ride,” repeated from his 2006 debut — and a tendency for the 27-year-old to slip into middle-aged schmaltz. Fingers crossed he’ll be around to revisit the more maudlin stuff in about two decades. B?

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Originally posted February 18 2009 — 12:00 AM EST

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