Now, like I said, the lyrics are very commerical. There's references to Fords and Chevrolets, football team motto's, as well as fun Friday nights filled with ice cold beer. There is also a mention that "country-folk" are everywhere, from city streets to old dirt roads (which is lyrically similar to Brantley Gilbert's, "Country Must Be Country Wide"), making us all one big "Country nation". Again, it's cliche lyrically, but it's not the worst thing ever.
As for the sound though, it excels. Granted, not everything that sounds country is necessarily good (a good example is here), but the prominent use of steel guitar and fiddles makes this more of a "country nation" song than something that features loud electric guitars. I do wish that Paisley sounded a tad more excited about this, as he vocally doesn't help the somewhat lifeless production. But make no mistake, this is definitely a country sounding single that doesn't feel *too* out of place on country radio in 2015.
Overall, this single was chosen for a reason. With the dawn of football season upon us, songs such as this and Billy Currington's, "Drinkin' Town With A Football Problem" are prime candidates for Fall playlists. That being said, I actually DO somewhat like this song, and I hope that it can catapult some of Paisley's momentum forward. But that doesn't change the fact that this is merely slightly above average. If you're a sports fan, you'll most likely enjoy this, for the casual fan, "eh".
Listen: "Country Nation"
By Zack Kephart