Heart Shaped Locket
Label: EMI RECORDS NASHVILLE
This Maryland country brother duo’s debut is one cool guitar album. In addition to 2015’s oddly erotic breakthrough single “Stay a Little Longer,” which features a solo that revs up then heads into higher gear for three minutes, there’s blues playing in the hard-drinking Lee Ann Womack duet “Loving Me Back,” distorted bottleneck boogie in “Down Home,” classic heartland pop jangle in “American Crazy,” and chugging, shuffle beats all over. They sing with humor about class (“Dirt Rich,” “Pawn Shop”) and grass (“Greener Pastures”). And the opener and closer both dance a bit like Big & Rich.