Renegade 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… Renegade 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… Charlie Daniels Band Country
Music Review

Renegade (1991)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Charlie Daniels Band; Genre: Country

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-

Originally posted Aug 16, 1991 Published in issue #79 Aug 16, 1991 Order article reprints
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