Label: Greenhorse Music
It's been years since we've heard original material from Pat Green, who recently admitted he was "burnt out." The subject weaves its way throughout the album, most notably in "While I Was Away," which laments missing cherished family moments and in the title track: "I was blind to the game, sang the wrong songs, disappeared for way too long, but I finally found my way home." And home to Green sounds just like Texas. "Girls from Texas," a duet with fellow Lone Star State native Lyle Lovett, is a twanging take on the Beach Boys' classic "California Girls," complete with accordion and fiddle. Welcome home, indeed.