Review Of Sawyer Brown's

Greatest Hits 1990-1995


By Nick Krewen

Perhaps the 1991 hit "The Walk" should be upgraded to "The Stride" Greatest Hits 1990-1995 indicates Sawyer Brown is just hitting theirs.

With 30 hits in just over 10 years, you couldn't ask for a more productive country band or a more consistent songwriting team than Sawyer Brown lead singer Mark Miller and pen pal Mac McAnally.

The album kicks off with a pair of upbeat No. 1 hits: "Some Girls Do" and "Thank God For You." Combining traditional rhythms and sentiment with blazing electric guitars, these two songs probably best represent Sawyer Brown's all-around, fun-loving appeal.

"All These Years" is a stirring McAnally ballad that features Miller's golden tenor -- reminiscent of a younger Gordon Lightfoot -- over a bed of acoustic guitars and strings. "The Dirt Road," written by Miller and keyboardest Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, conjures up blue-collar values, while "This Time" is a humorous Miller-McAnally classic about lovers who break up to make up.

The ethic of Miller, Hubbard, guitarist Duncan Cameron, bassist Jim Scholten and drummer Joe Smyth can best be summarized quoting the album-ending "The Boys And Me":

"We work hard to have a little of fun
Roll up our sleeves and get the job done son."


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