Off The Beaten Path
Label: The Valory Music Co., LLC
"Let's put a little old back in the new school," sings Moore on the opener of his third album, and while the kid loves traditional records -- Willie and Johnny get shout-outs, and Charlie Daniels gets his own verse -- it's the traditional values he really wants to uphold. "This Kind of Town," for instance, salutes one where people work hard and stay together, and "One Dirt Road" prays that heaven contains more than just streets of gold. "Point at You" is the catchiest, but his crescendoing duet with Miranda Lambert, "Old Habits," is just as good, even accomplishing Moore's opening mission.