(2016) Tattooed Heart

Ronnie Dunn

... read moreRonnie Dunn signed to Big Machine's subsidiary Nash Icon for 2016's Tattooed Heart and, like the Nash Icon records by Reba McEntire and Hank Williams. Jr., Tattooed Heart is an effective re-creation of the sounds that turned Dunn into a superstar along with Kix Brooks in the '90s. His erstwhile...

43′:19″ 12 Songs

1
Ain't No Trucks In Texas
Ronnie Dunn
3:22
2
Damn Drunk
Ronnie Dunn
4:24
3
I Worship The Woman You Walked On
Ronnie Dunn
3:32
4
That's Why They Make Jack Daniels
Ronnie Dunn
3:24
5
I Put That There
Ronnie Dunn
3:24
6
Young Buck
Ronnie Dunn
3:14
7
I Wanna Love Like That Again
Ronnie Dunn
3:14
8
Still Feels Like Mexico
Ronnie Dunn
3:45
9
Tattooed Heart
Ronnie Dunn
3:23
10
This Old Heart
Ronnie Dunn
4:08
11
Only Broken Heart In San Antone
Ronnie Dunn
4:18
12
She Don't Honky Tonk No More
Ronnie Dunn
3:11
Released 11 November 2016, ℗ 2016 Big Machine Label Group, LLC

Review

Ronnie Dunn signed to Big Machine's subsidiary Nash Icon for 2016's Tattooed Heart and, like the Nash Icon records by Reba McEntire and Hank Williams. Jr., Tattooed Heart is an effective re-creation of the sounds that turned Dunn into a superstar along with Kix Brooks in the '90s. His erstwhile partner shows up on "Damn Drunk" -- Nash Icon's inaugural star Reba McEntire stops by for "Still Feels Like Mexico" -- which only underscores that this album plays to all the rousing arena-country and power ballads that were Brooks & Dunn's specialty. Given that Dunn is a few years older, he now feels most comfortable in the slower songs -- the mellow Urban Cowboy revival of "Only Broken Heart in San Antone" is a highlight, as is the sultry ballad "I Wanna Love Like That Again" -- so the louder stuff feels a little affected, as if he was chasing after his younger self. Fortunately, most of Tattooed Heart veers toward the quieter, sensitive moments, which means this is the perfect dose of nostalgia: it conjures memories of the past but exists in a softer, subtler present. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine