Review: Zane Williams "Ride With Me"

Zane Williams excavates his past in the terrific album "Ride With Me," which offers indelible melodies and satisfying lyrics.
The album begins with the immensely hummable "'87 Chevy 4x4" and is followed by the equally pleasing title track "Ride With Me." The story in song "What You Do With What You Got" is a treat, but the album really comes into its own with the remarkably tender "Born Into Love." Zane Williams offers a Grammy-worthy performance on the heart-wrenching cut that hits every mark.

The uptempo "Fall In Love Tonight" is also a musical delight, and Zane Williams proves his traditional country credentials with the retro "High Hopes And Low Expectations."

The bluesy and confident "Livin' In The City" oozes the type of country charm made famous by John Anderson, and the album ends with the contemporary country track "The Long Way Around."

Put simply, "Ride With Me" is a slap-your-grandma country music hit. In fact, anyone would be a fool to not take a ride with Zane Williams.