Part love letter to iconic country cuts (beefing up Kristofferson’s Lovin’ Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again), strutting over Don Williams’ Tulsa Time) and part original heart-baring, Thin Line finds some real beauty between some questionable politics.
Surely Billy Ray would be the first to tell you he isn’t perfect, but he takes – and spreads – delight in the fundamentals: hope, charity, forgiveness, and ripping licks. Yes, that is Joe Perry in the credits, along with Bryan Adams and even Miley. If your country colours don’t run, Thin Line was made for you.
Thin Line is out now via Sony.