Breathe easy, Alabama! After being forced to embrace confectionary fare on American Idol, the beloved 2005 runner-up continues to give pop stardom the slip by returning to his rock roots on this second CD. At least that’s how Bice summarizes his current situation in ”Take the Country Outta Me,” in which he pledges allegiance to Skynyrd, ZZ Top, and Johnny Cash. Yet had he inherited any of his heroes’ songwriting aptitude, he wouldn’t have escaped from a TV talent show only to wind up in a Southern-rock tribute band. C
DOWNLOAD THIS: Hear ”I’m Gone” at Bo Bice’s MySpace page.
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