Sometimes albums surprise you. That’s exactly the case with Too Much Ain’t Enough by Clinton Gregory. It’s a great record that caught me off guard. It’s a traditional country sound with plenty to offer.
If you’re into new country music then stay away. If you like traditional country then pick this one up.
1. Too Country
We’ve had songs like this before, but never quite like this. I really like it. This is the perfect song to kick off this record. I think it’s my favorite on the entire album. It’s got a really catchy melody and it’s just a big frustrated message. I love it. Be yourself is the message.
Burning bridges. That’s what some of us do in life. You’ll find this is a theme on this record. It makes for some really great songs. It’s all about good country music on this album and I really like it.
3. You Play Like Chet
Here’s a fun song. You like the old school George Strait sounding stuff? You’ll love this one. It’s a happy song.
4. Has Love Taken Its Toll
The mood changes quick on this record. There are only a few happy moments and then we get back to the tough stuff.
5. It Took Every Tear
That wailing steel guitar is great. I love this track. It’s another one about screwing up. I think we all do plenty of that in life. If we aren’t then we’re not trying hard enough.
6. Too Much Ain’t Enough
Sometimes there just isn’t enough alcohol.
7. If That Ain’t Jones
I love me some George Jones. My goal for 2013 is to see him live for his last tour. I don’t care how far I have to drive. He’s my absolute favorite.
8. She Did
Now here’s a sad song. I’m not sure I’ve heard one like this. I’ve heard plenty of leaving songs, but this one is really sad. A guy lost the only woman he ever loved and she took everything he had when she went. A powerful song. It makes you think.
9. Chase Away The Lonely
There is a touch of sadness in this record. Here we have a song about being lonely. It could be the loss of someone for whatever reason, but when loneliness hits we all deal with it in our own ways. We drink. We eat. We get away. The only cure, though, is time.
10. You Smile
A smile and laughter can heal the hard times. I really like this track. Bad things happen in life. Sad things happen. We always seem to get through it all. We’re good at dealing with life. The emotions that come with it make it worth living. It’s what we’re good at; getting by.
For the Jesus fans out there. This is for you.
12. The New
Sometimes in life we need a new start. We get caught in ruts and wake up some days not knowing what we’re doing. When we have the strength to change things and become new again it’s admirable. That’s what this song is about. Powerful stuff. A great theme for a country song.