Editors’ Notes Kansas native Jerrod Niemann reunites with producer Jimmie Lee Sloas in the follow-up to 2014’s High Noon. Broader and more experimental, This Ride pairs snappy songs that flex his growling baritone (“I Got This”) against weepy ballads that’ll put a lump in your throat (“God Made a Woman”). It’s a splendid showcase of Niemann’s masterful songwriting skills, particularly his flair for sweet and simple rhymes. The chorus of “A Little More Love,” his feel-good collaboration with Lee Brice, is catchy enough for a bumper sticker: “Make a little more love/Make a little less money/Catch a little more buzz/Off a little less honey.”

SONG
Zero to Crazy
1
3:00
 
But I Do
2
3:44
 
Leavin' a Trail
3
3:28
 
I Got This
4
3:01
 
Out of My Heart
5
3:05
 
A Little More Love
6
3:00
 
God Made a Woman
7
3:28
 
Whiskey Waitin' on Ice
8
3:38
 
Feelin'
9
3:46
 
I Ain't All There (feat. Diamond Rio)
10
3:19
 
Comeback
11
3:53
 
The Regulars
12
3:17
 
This Ride
13
3:58