Rusty Ford's My Truck, My Dog, and You is country gold
My Truck, My Dog, and You (Independent)
What might be most impressive about My Truck, My Dog, and You is that most classic-country fans won’t get the joke. Rusty Ford is based in Lotusland, but the golden-great tunes on this completely professional full-length seem beamed in from the boardrooms of Nashville circa ’74.
With zero imagination, you can picture rural Midwestern shit-kickers loving “I Hate Every Bone in Your Body (Except Mine)” and “I Miss You But My Aim’s Improving”—without, of course, understanding that Ford is singing every line with a knowing wink, even if he sounds more serious than Johnny Cash on “Hurt”.
As for you, if a hard-working pickup owner staggering around the Airstream piss-drunk, yelling at the wife and kids while unironically singing “I Drink Because You Cry”, seems hilarious, get ready for country gold.