The Journey (Livin' Hits)
Label: Black River Entertainment
If only we all lived in Craig Morgan's redneck utopia, a place where Sundays are spent in rest and prayer, trucks outnumber cars but emissions are never a problem, and your four new songs can be padded with eight old ones for your second greatest hits album in five years. Of those new ones, break-up lament "Wake Up Loving You" is the single, military recruitment anthem "If Not Me" is the most earnest, and Eddie Murphy-esque "Party Girl" is the most unusual, a story of a girl who wants to party all the time, underscored by some hip-hop handclaps. The Dirty South has never sounded so clean.