Bowen is a master singer and songwriter and this album is yet another showcase of his extraordinary talent.
Bowen also showcases his willingness to delve into different styles and grooves. "My California" and even more-so with "Welcome Mat," have a very different vibe to them, but it also never feels like a deviation from the roots of Bowen's music or his country style.
This is the kind of album where I'm hesitant to list "standout tracks," largely because every track stands out in its own way. These aren't just rehashed versions of previous recordings; they aren't repeated versions of themselves. Each song is unique and individual. And while there are one or two that I may find myself less likely to put on repeat than others, I can't claim to dislike any of them.
Bowen also has some incredible talent joining him on the album. From Vince Gill to Sarah Buxton, to other Texas Country favorites Sean McConnell, Randy Rogers, and Cody Canada (of Cross Canadian Ragweed), Bowen has pulled out all the stops to make this album.
And he's succeeded.