With a career spanning over half a century, Merle Haggard has touched and influenced country artists from all generations and is certainly one of the most iconic performers in this genre. His unique style of honky tonk  is the reason why we have this great album from Steven Phillips & Midnight Express. Our boys have learnt the lesson imparted by the prophet from Oildale and have made it their own throughout the course of this offering in numbers like “It” , “If Mama Was Here” and “Lightning Road”. The album screams and exudes classic country from Steven’s rough and ready vocals which dovetails splendidly with Midnight Express’ musical proficiency. The listener will also find some bluesier slower songs like the title track, “Nobody’s Singing ‘Bout Cowboys Anymore” and “Memories” , an ideal escape route for those fleeing from the current bro bubblegum country and searching for that oldschool nitty gritty that the genre is known for. So whether you are looking for albums the way Merle used to make or just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Nashville’s current musical marketplace, Steven Phillips & Midnight Express are the ideal guides for you. (Nik Bernitz Pizzigoni)