Josh Abbott Band Small Town Family Dream Album Review

The Small Town Family Dream According To The Josh Abbott Band!

The Josh Abbott Band recently released their album, Small Town Family Dream. Not only is it the title to track number 12, it is also a very fitting title for the compilation of the songs on this album.

I’ll Sing About Mine” not so subtly calls out songs like “She Thinks My Tractors Sexy” for singing about everyday tasks that seem to be glamorized by those who aren’t actually performing them.

She Will Be Free” is a sweet, not-so-slow song about a very strong woman who obviously has a very special place in a man’s heart. “Touch” is the follow up to JAB’s very popular, very racy “Taste.” It is also the band’s current single.

Idalou,” “My Texas,” “Dallas Love,” “Matagorda Bay” are all songs about Texas, which is a common theme in JAB music. “Hell’s Gates On Fire” is about the devastating fires that ripped through Texas last year.

Rain Finally Coming Down” has a classic lovers theme with plenty of fiddle that JAB is known for.

The title track, “Small Town Family Dream” is almost the exact opposite of fellow Texas-country band the Casey Donahew Band’s Double Wide Dream.” Both a great songs, but STFD is more of a white picket fence version, so sweet. I love it!

As I believe this album will be a huge hit with Texans, I also believe it is a solid album that anyone can appreciate! Heck…I do and I’m from Oklahoma!

Below is the track listing for the album and below that is the official music video for “Touch!”
Small Town Family Dream Track Listing
1. Idalou
2. I’ll Sing About Mine
3. Touch
4. She Will Be Free
5. Hotty Toddy
6. FFA
7. Flatland Farmer
8. My Texas (feat. Pat Green)
9. Dallas Love
10. Hell’s Gates On Fire
11. Rain Finally Coming Down
12. Small Town Family Dream
13. Matagorda Bay

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