Jameson Rodgers “Bet You’re From A Small Town” Album Review

Jameson Rodgers proves he’s an artist to watch with the release of his debut album Bet You’re From A Small Town. Released on Friday, September 17, this project has been 11 years in the making for this singer-songwriter. Rodgers continues his rise with gritty, edgy, and simplistic country music.


Rodgers grew up loving country music and is inspired by artists such as Garth Brooks and Eric Church. The Mississippi native moved to Nashville over a decade ago to pursue a career in songwriting. He is behind hits that include “I Don’t Know About You” by Chris Lane, and “Talk You Out Of It” by Florida-Georgia Line. Rodgers’ first #1 hit for himself, “Some Girls,” is featured on this LP. “Cold Beer Calling My Name” feat. Luke Combs is also currently a top 10 hit and is also on this album.

“One Day” kicks off the album. The reflective track compliments Rodgers’ voice with its country-rock flare. Another stand-out song with a similar style is “You Won’t.” This electric-sounding song lists off the things that always find their way back but knowing that one person won’t be. “Weekends, good friends, amen, Jesus, some things leave but they always come back, but baby you and me both know that you won’t.”

Rodgers also delivers more vulnerable tracks like “Merle Haggard.” The acoustic feel and lyrics that come from a broken place will leave a mark on anyone who listens. “Mama tried to warn me you’d break my heart in two, Merle Haggard would’ve wrote songs about you.” “Girl With A Broken Heart” is a radio single contender. It’s an encouraging song for women going through a difficult time, which is refreshing coming from a male perspective.

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“Bars Back Home” keeps up with the theme of this LP, which is about staying true to yourself and your roots. It’s apparent that Rodgers isn’t afraid to write about the real stuff, in fact, he leans into those stories in the most authentic way possible. Whether it’s a song to drink a beer to or reflect about love gone wrong, Bet You’re From A Small Town has something for everyone.

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