A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Cruise" is a catchy, chord-driven country song about driving, trucks, and small towns from relative newcomers Florida George Line. The lyrics are clean and there's no iffy content other than one mention of Southern Comfort, but the video shows some girls in their bras as they play a game of strip poker in the back of a pick-up truck. The song itself is OK for tweens and up.
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What's the story?
Is it any good?
Florida Georgia Line are making a name for themselves with this catchy country tune that celebrates youth, small towns, love, and cruising in a Chevy truck. The content is nothing new, but it's hard not to sing along and bob your head to the bass beats and hand claps as they sing, "Baby you a song, you make me wanna roll my windows down, and cru-uise." This track may not be groundbreaking, but it's one you don't mind hearing over and over again, and it certainly makes you want to jump in the car and head out down the road to anywhere.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about stereotypes. Does this song perpetuate stereotypes about those who live in rural areas?
What other groups of people are stereotyped in music? Can you think of some examples?
What do you like about country music? How is this genre different from pop or hip-hop?