I want to start by saying how fantastic the song is. It's a fun up-tempo country song. It's a got a great beat, it's fun, and has a great sound. In the song, Bowen and Rogers sing that "they don't have hits, they have standards," while rejecting a record executive's offer to give them a big hit song about a dirt road.
In my perusals of the Internet, I ran across this gem of an article today where the writer touts the new single "Standards" CMT.com actually has the gall to throw this line into the article:
"And then there’s the line, “You won’t see my name on the billboard. … Every night, I pack the dance floor.” I would love for someone to confirm my suspicion that this not only could refer to the marquee on a venue but also a specific musical chart."
Part of me feels bad for being critical. Perhaps Samantha Stephens, the author of this piece, is honest in her love for these two artists and her job right now happens to be with an outlet who doesn't let her do work on them as much as she'd like. With that, I'd like to say that my criticism is not of the author, but of CMT for being entirely hypocritical.