Tailgates & Tanlines Now that Blake Shelton's playing to pop fans thanks to The Voice , there's an opening in Nashville for the down-home horndog with a heart… Tailgates & Tanlines Now that Blake Shelton's playing to pop fans thanks to The Voice , there's an opening in Nashville for the down-home horndog with a heart… 2011-08-09 Luke Bryan Country Capitol Nashville
Music Review

Tailgates & Tanlines (2011)

Luke Bryan | 'TAILGATE' TUNES Bryan's spirited music, moonshine odes and all, makes for a prime country playlist
'TAILGATE' TUNES Bryan's spirited music, moonshine odes and all, makes for a prime country playlist
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 09, 2011; Lead Performance: Luke Bryan; Genre: Country; Production: Capitol Nashville

Now that Blake Shelton's playing to pop fans thanks to The Voice, there's an opening in Nashville for the down-home horndog with a heart of gold. Bryan puts himself up for the gig on his feisty third album, asking one gal to shake it for the catfish swimming down deep in the creek, and bragging about his moonshine stash in a cypress stump. (Bottoms up, ladies!) Several snoozy ballads dampen his mojo near the end, but Tailgates & Tanlines mostly shines. B+

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Originally posted Aug 03, 2011 Published in issue #1167 Aug 12, 2011 Order article reprints