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Grant Langston: Stand Up Man

Steve Leftridge

Throwback wiseass sings through his nose on catchy country tunes that are perfect to spill your beer to.


Grant Langston

Stand Up Man

Label: MSG
US Release Date: 2009-06-09
UK Release Date: 2009-06-09
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It would be easy to dismiss Grant Langston as a trad-country parodist if he didn't write such unfailingly infectious tunes and weren't such a skilled singer (though his nasal vocals might wake up the kids). His tongue is about to bust through his cheek on much of Stand Up Guy, his fourth album, with a half-joking smirk somewhere in Robbie Fulks territory, but there's enough round choruses and Telecaster snap on the record to get under your skin or to at least keep poker night humming along. “Burt Reynolds Movie Brawl” provides a treat for Stroker Ace enthusiasts, but “Damn Good Day”, with its pick-tastic guitar fire is the hot-stepping keeper. The dedication to simple structures and wry lyrics might ultimately limit Stand Up Man's shelf life, but it'll certainly be fun while it lasts.

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