Yep, Muscadine Bloodline has done it again.
The boot stompin’ country duo really outdid themselves with last year’s Dispatch To 16th Ave. album, a fan favorite and Album of the Year candidate here at Whiskey Riff last year.
The fellas admittedly have had a bit of an identity crisis over the years and Dispatch was where that all came to an end. It was a sonic masterpiece, country to the bone, and the ultimate portrayal of small town southern living… as well as a nice middle finger to the Nashville machine.
Needless to say, I really didn’t think they could top that project…
But they just did.
Ol’ Charlie and Gary dropped the much anticipated Teenage Dixie album today, and on first listen, it’s already living up to the hype.
Yesterday, they shared this heartfelt message:
“Well it goes like this …
We’ve been a band for 8 years. For 6 of those years, we had an identity crisis and were concerned with what Nashville thought about us. Then 2020 brought us off the road and ‘Disptach to 16th Ave.’ happened.
Looking back, it was the ‘enough is enough, no retreat, dying on the hill’ moment we needed. The reckless abandonment led to this 16-song album we are putting out at midnight entitled ‘Teenage Dixie.’
TD is a collection of stories & experiences in South Alabama. The goal of this album is to take you to the place we spent most of our lives. When you write what you know, songs just flow. There’s something in the water with this album.
We can feel it and fans can feel it. As artists, we always want to try and push the needle for y’all and we feel like we have done that with TD, and not to mention, we had an absolute blast making it with Ryan and our boys in the band.
When you stop chasing what’s popular and just start chasing what makes you happy, the real magic happens. We are so blessed to have the fans that we do and WE LOVE Y’ALL so much and couldn’t do it without y’all.
We are always going to keep the hammer down on bringing y’all the best country music we possibly can. Now let’s make this release the best one yet. We can’t wait to see what this one has in store.”
And boy, they’ve stayed true to their word.
Of course, we all got acclimated to the new project after Muscadine dropped a number of stellar singles, like “Me On You,” “Evinrudin’,” “Cryin’ in a GMC,” “Made Her That Way,” “Teenage Dixie,” and “Inconvenience Store,” but the album has so much more to offer.
You’ve got the sequel to the Charlie Daniel’s Band great “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” titled “Devil Died in Dixie,” the honky tonk ’90s country heater “Pocketful of ’90s Country,” the bittersweet ballad “Life Itself,” and so much more.
The album is the perfect amount of movie-like storytelling, that all stem from Charlie and Gary’s personal life experiences growing up in small town Alabama.
Here are a few of my favorites:
“Devil Died in Dixie”
“Named After Natives”
Teenage Dixie Tracklist:
Teenage Dixie (Charlie Muncaster, Gary Stanton, Ryan Youmans)
Pocketful of 90’s Country (Muncaster, Stanton, Youmans, Zoltan Tobak)
Made Her That Way (Muncaster, Jordan Fletcher)
Me On You (Muncaster, Stanton, Youmans)
Inconvenience Store (Muncaster, Stanton, Youmans, Tobak)
Evinrudin’ (Adam Hood, Brent Cobb, Muncaster, Stanton)
Cryin’ in a GMC (Stanton)
WT vs the Devil (Stanton)
Devil Died in Dixie (Stanton)
Life Itself (Stanton)
Good to Drive (Muncaster, Stanton, Youmans)
Named After Natives (BJ Barham, Muncaster, Stanton)
Old Man Gillich (Stanton)
Azalea Blooms (Barham, Stanton)
Knife To a Gunfight (Stanton, Youmans)
Shootout in Saraland (Stanton)