Jason Michael Carroll

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Jason Michael Carroll keeps things predictable on his third solo record, whose neo-traditional country songs are pieced together like a prefabricated house. You know exactly where the heartsick ballads and chest-swelling anthems are going to go. You’re familiar with Carroll’s broad caricature of Middle America, described here as a place filled with muscle cars, churches, and women. And although Carroll takes more control of the music this time around, co-writing every song apart from “Numbers,” you can’t help but feel like you’ve been here before. Even “Meet Me in the Barn,” during which the singer crows about doing the horizontal honky tonk with a neighborhood woman, can’t shake things up, making this little more than a by-the-Numbers album.

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