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6 Degrees Entertainment

Title - 'Things Change'
Artist - Bobby Bare

For those not in the know, not unlike myself, Bobby Bare, Sr. is an American country music singer and songwriter, best known for the songs "Detroit City" and "500 Miles Away from Home". Father of Bobby Bare Jr., also a musician, the Country Music Hall of Fame Member has now brought out his first new album in over five long years via Hypermedia Nashville.

Entitled Things Change, which also features a collaboration with Chris Stapleton on the album-closing track "Detroit City" is a 10 track work of musical wonderment, of that you have my word. With all those tracks written by Bare, Mary Gauthier, Guy Clark and the producer of the project, hit singer/songwriter Max T. Barnes, once you put this album on the only way forward is to give it your full attention.

1. 'Things Change'
2. 'The end'
3. 'Ain't No Sure Thing'
4. 'The Trouble With Angels'
5. 'I Drink'
6. 'Mercy Now'
7. 'Trophy Girl'
8. 'Where Did It Go'
9. 'You Got The Light'
10. 'Detroit City' (featuring Chris Stapleton)

From the opening song, the title track 'Things Change' you know you're in for one incredible, meaningful, heartfelt country album. "Things change, don't blink your eye, 'cause if you do, they'll pass you by" Bare sings, and as profound as that is, you feel like the man is talking about things still left undone in his own life.

The quietly melodic, thought-provoking 'The End' ("We only lasted for a while, then our love went out of style") is next and that's backed by the low-fi guitar work on 'Ain't No Sure Thing,' the amplified guitar vibe of 'The Trouble With Angels', and then the gruff storytelling of 'I Drink' ("Fish swim, birds fly, daddy's yell, momma's cry, old men sit and think ... I drink".

The upbeat country lite pop of 'Mercy Now' is a lovely mid-tempo track and that's followed by the pop country rock of 'Trophy Girl,' and then my own personal favorite on the album, the brilliant reminiscing of 'Where Did It Go' ("Time is disappearing, like jet streams in the sky"). The album then rounds out with the power country gospel of 'You Got The Light', before the aforementioned Chris Stapleton joins Bare on the sing-along track 'Detroit City.'

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