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I'm a Texan

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I'm a Texan

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Gary Stewart
genre:
Country

We gave it a B

Gary Stewart I’m a Texan (HighTone) Stewart isn’t really a Texan (he’s more familiar with the redneck regions of Kentucky and Florida), but he has spent enough time with blustery losers in Lone Star bars, and he knows how to convey a Texas-size hurt and hangover without ever getting maudlin (”Hand Me Another”). His real specialty is trouble, filtered through two-timing women, tortured memories, and suppressed rage. When he fixes his hill-country tenor and manic vibrato on ”Stompin’ Grounds,” he’s a walking stick of dynamite. With the fuse lit. B -Alanna Nash