Shane Owens, "Lie"
Trad-country underdog Shane Owens' advice to a friend in search of love can be summed up in one word: "Lie." That may sound cynical, but it's devilishly so on this romping, boot-scootin'-boogie ripped right out of Garth Brooks' Nineties playbook. The Alabama native revels in delivering this tongue-in-cheek anthem, which includes getting out of town and faking a terminal illness – basically whatever it takes – drawing out his baritone over the title's lone syllable. Is it a foolproof plan? "Man, it's bound to work sometimes," Owens sings. J.G.