Review: Dallas Wayne "I'll Take The Fifth"

Dallas Wayne is probably best known as the radio powerhouse heard seven days a week on Sirius-XM Radio's Outlaw Country and Willie's Place channels. What some people don't know is that Dallas Wayne is a brilliant country singer and songwriter. Well, that's about to change, because the Springfield, Missouri native's first album in four years, "I'll Take The Fifth" from Smith Entertainment is a classic honky-tonk country treasure that cannot be ignored by any fan of traditional country music.
The album "I'll Take The Fifth" starts out strong with the catchy "All Dressed Up (With No Place To Go)" This tune, like all the others on the album, was written (or co-written) Dallas Wayne. This country outlaw is a seriously talented songwriter with well-executed lyrics and catchy melodies.

"I'm Gonna Break Some Promises Tonight" is a honky-tonk lover's dream that blends the best elements of country music to create an infectious, toe-tapping masterpiece. This is followed by one of the best songs on the album, "Not A Dry Eye In The House," which is a traditional country love song with a great melody. "Fixin' To Fall" is up next with a rockin' beat and great instrumentation.

But the best song on the album is "Invisible Man." This track blends traditional country with Texas country and shows Dallas Wayne's great sense of humor and wickedly funny lyrics. Later, Dallas Wayne gets a little help from Sunny Sweeney on the cut "Straighten Up (And Lie Right), and this song is a must for any country fan's MP3 player. "Straighten Up" is country perfection and shows both Sunny Sweeney and Dallas Wayne in top form.

"I'll Take The Fifth" is a major achievement for Dallas Wayne, and the wide array of styles, vocal skill and songwriting talent displayed on the album will be a revelation to Dallas Wayne's thousands of Sirius-XM radio fans who might be unfamiliar with his music. "I'll Take The Fifth" deserves a prime position in the CD collection of any true country music fan who loves traditional country songs and thought provoking country lyrics. Although Dallas Wayne is currently a major radio personality, there's no way he'll be an "Invisible Man" to country record buyers after creating an album that is this darn good.