Paul Sammon takes a listen to the new single from Nashville-based Kentucky native TIMOTHY BAKER
I’ve recently been playing music at a local line-dancing class in my hometown. Last year’s offering from Timothy Baker & Clayton Smalley is heard often. These boots were indeed made to dance.
Well, it looks like Mr Baker has gone and done it again. From the opening bars you’ll feel transported back in time with this toe tapper, f’sure. Before its release, the short clips and adverts promoted his self-penned Country Kid as a trip back to the 90’s and they weren’t wrong.
There’s fiddle, steel guitar and everything else you’d expect to hear in a Brooks or Strait classic, but it’s the lyrics that, if we’re likeminded, will make you smile and think, “Hey, that’s me.”
It sings praise to his upbringing and how he was introduced to country music as a youngster and, I imagine, many of you will feel the same.
“Country wasn’t cool when I was in school” – absolutely
“I had humble beginnings with George Jones & Jennings” – yup, spot on
“I got it in my blood when I was young. Thank God I’m a country kid” – damn right
I DO thank God I’m a country kid, just like Baker, and this tune is worth your pennies or streaming time without a doubt.