The Nashville star’s latest — his first since playing the onscreen husband of Gwyneth Paltrow in Country Strong — opens with what sounds like a (slightly) twangy outtake by Paltrow’s real-life mate, Coldplay’s Chris Martin. ”Halo” isn’t Emotional Traffic’s only detour, either: ”Right Back Atcha Babe” rides a breezy soul-pop groove, while the stirring ”Only Human” features guest vocals by Ne-Yo. Should country purists fret? Nah. ”Touchdown Jesus” lives up to its down-home promise.
SOUTHERN TUNES Although a few tracks deviate from his usual styling, McGraw still delivers a solid country effort
Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Tim McGraw; Music Label: Curb
Posted January 27 2012 — 12:00 AM EST
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