Craig Morgan has said in interviews that his 10 years of active military service gave him a lot of time to think about his life back home. Apparently, the long hours of hurry-up-and-wait honed his eye for detail, as the songs on MY KIND OF LIVIN' are filled with vivid imagery. Though much of the music has a smooth pop slant, Morgan's twangy George Strait-like voice and down-home lyrics are all country. In fact, "I'm Country" is an affirmation of the singer's rustic roots, giving a tip of the hat to everything from black-eyed peas to the NRA. "If You Like That" is an ideal wedding song, matching gentle keyboards and sweet fiddles with a suitor's question-popping promise of a simple life. "Redneck Yacht Club" is a good-time examination of summer lakeside hi-jinks, set to funky clavinet and mandolin-picking. Unabashedly proud of his rural lifestyle, Craig Morgan paints pictures that invite the listener back home for a visit on MY KIND OF LIVIN'.
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