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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that the lyrics on this CD are pretty mild, except for a couple of bottles of wine, one cigar, and just a touch of sexy innuendo on "Stranger" ("Make love with me baby, 'til we ain't strangers anymore"). The sound is loving tribute to Nashville, and never veers far from classic country rock.
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What's the story?
LOST HIGHWAY from veteran rockers Bon Jovi is an all-original tribute to the beloved city of Nashville and its modern country sound, featuring a dozen clean, impeccably produced songs with a strong emphasis on hitting the road. Like many Nashville-produced albums, there's a quiet assumption that everyone in the world is a Christian, with lyrics invoking the plastic Jesus on a dashboard (on \"Lost Highway\") or \"When you get to the gates and the angels sing/go to that place where the church bells ring/you know I'll come runnin'…\" on \"Seat Next to You.\" In any case, \"Lost Highway\" is an appealing collection of well-delivered, familiar-sounding songs that take few musical risks. The lyrics are mild, and also predictable.
Is it any good?
Content is mostly family-friendly -- with the exception of a couple of bottles of wine, one cigar, and just a touch of sexy innuendo on "Stranger," a duet with Leann Rhymes that's one of the stronger tracks ("Make love with me baby, 'til we ain't strangers anymore"). The rest is classic country-rock-infused fun, with a strong emphasis on cranking up your car radio to eleven, in between a few heart-tugging ballads.