Dustin Lynch, "Good Girl"
Dustin Lynch's last album Current Mood was a wild departure from the "Cowboys and Angels"-type fare that first landed him on country radio. Alas, those were different times, which explains the pop-heavy sound of his last few singles. On the new "Good Girl" though – a track notably not on Current Mood – he returns somewhat to his roots. While the beats remain contemporary, stringed instruments aren't verboten, and Lynch sings in a refreshingly natural cadence. After posting a series of confessional videos that suggested he was going through an artistic crisis, it's good to see him finding himself. J.H.