Editors’ Notes Joe Nichols’ Old Things New manages to draw from older traditions while incorporating enough contemporary touches to reach a mainstream country audience. “Gimmie That Girl” has power chords and a rockin’ guitar solo, but Nichols’ soulful singing imbues the track with a down home country vibe. On the nicely arranged “It’s Me I’m Worried About” the singer realizes his ex will be fine but that he’s in for a rough patch. The slow-tempo title track is a touching paean to family, friends, and old school country with a spare arrangement featuring pedal steel guitar and lines like “I’m dustin’ off Hank and I’m puttin’ him on.” Nichols loosens up on “Cheaper Than a Shrink,” which playfully sings the praises of drinking over therapy. A few tracks later, he strikes a more serious tone on “An Old Friend of Mine,” a piano ballad that bids goodbye to the bottle. The album’s bonus tracks show off Nichols’ wilder side: a live version of his hit “Let’s Get Drunk and Fight” is followed by a Fat Shan remix of another Nichols’s hit, “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” which features the country rapper Colt Ford.

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Gimmie That Girl
1
3:05
 
It's Me I'm Worried About
2
3:08
 
Old Things New
3
3:52
 
Man Woman
4
3:31
 
Believers
5
3:06
 
Cheaper Than a Shrink
6
3:05
 
Shape I'm In
7
3:09
 
This Bed's Too Big
8
3:39
 
We All Go Home
9
3:36
 
An Old Friend of Mine
10
3:29
 
Let's Get Drunk and Fight (Live) [Bonus Track]
11
4:13
 
Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off (Fat Shan Remix) [Bonus Track]
12
3:05
 
Figure That One Out (Bonus Track)
13
3:55
 
Believers (Single Version) [Bonus Track]
14
3:05
 
An Old Friend Of Mine (Closed-Captioned)
15
3:27
 

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