Trail - 95.7FM
Castlegar - 90.3FM
Grand Forks - 103.3FM
Creston - AM 1340
Nelson - 106.9FM
Crawford Bay - 101FM
New Denver - 93.5FM
Kaslo - 95.3FM
Nakusp - 103.1FM

April 07, 1998
MCA Nashville
Country, Traditional Country, Honky Tonk, Country-Pop, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan

Album Review

The title track to It Don't Get Any Better Than This has George lamenting contemporary country and celebrating classic country with a bunch of pals -- Merle, Waylon, Willie, Bobby Bare, "Johnny Counterfeit" -- thereby providing the emotional touchstone for the entire album. Discounting the overly clean production, the album makes no concessions to contemporary country -- it's a honky tonk record, filled with steel guitars and fiddles. George even revives an old hit, "When Did You Stop Lovin' Me," which fits right into this collection of traditionalist country. It's not a bad record by any means, and George is in surprisingly good voice, hardly sounding like a man approaching his 70th birthday. Still, there's no truly great performances or unusual songs to make it worth putting on after the initial play.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Wild Irish Rose
  2. Small Y'all
  3. Over You
  4. It Don't Get Any Better Than This
  5. Smack Dab
  6. Don't Touch Me
  7. Got to Get to Louisiana
  8. When Did You Stop Lovin' Me
  9. I Said All That to Say All This
  10. No Future for Me in Our Past
  11. I Can Live Forever
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