the well deserved success of his excellent album, "Unchained Country,"
Billy Keeble returns with "Keeping
It Country," a title that
sums up well, this great artist and his music. Pure country music
at it's TEXAS best!
the 12 tracks on the album, Billy co-penned 6, with his love of a
good country/shuffle evidenced on 4. Take a listen to the excellent
"If I Had One Wish To Burn" a very catchy song, penned with
Will Gilleland, that is sure to attract heavy airplay. Then there's
the album's opener, "Guess Who Doesn't Love
Me Anymore" and "In Case You Change Your
Mind," a couple of dancefloor fillers for sure!
Billy turns to top songwriters Hal Bynum and Jim Kandy ("You
Can't Take It With You") and Fred Rose
("You Don't Care What Happens To Me") for a couple of good
ballads and there are also 2 tracks from the pen of close friend and
prolific songwriter Curt Ryle, who supplies the two steppin' "Heavy
Construction" and the albums closer, "Jukebox
Hero" a mid paced honky tonker that see's the two of them getting
together for a great, fun duet.
The sheer brilliance of "Unchained Country,"
was always going to be a hard act to follow, but while I must
admit, that this album didn't have the same immediate impact as it's
predecessor, it is still a very good album and one that is certain
to provide many tracks for the Metro Country playlist! In the liner
notes, Billy thanks the D.J's and his fans for making the album possible
and says he hopes he hasn't let anyone down. He most certainly hasn't