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Growing Up Is Getting Old

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The pensive, sepia-toned snapshot on the cover of Jason Michael Carroll's second album, Growing Up Is Getting Old, shows that the country singer is determined to leave the pretty-boy down-home hunk of his first album behind -- at least in terms of image, if not quite in terms of music. It may be a little softer, a little broader, a little bit self-consciously older, but Growing Up Is Getting Old shows the same fondness for arena country as Carroll's 2007 debut, Waitin' in the Country, relying heavily on sports-bar rockers and radio-ready ballads, all peppered with signifiers of Middle American life. The whole thing opens with a Saturday night bar brawl, trucks appear in every other song, whiskey flows like water, and there are dewy-eyed salutes to "Where I'm From" and trips through the past fueled by flipping through a yearbook -- all capped off by simple truths like "I think honesty is right/I think lying is wrong." Like before, Carroll can almost turn clichés into something resembling genuine emotion -- his voice is warm and friendly, giving his readings a conversational lilt. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Happened on a Saturday Night (Suzie Q) Jason Michael Carroll 3:19
  3. 2 Let Me Go Jason Michael Carroll 3:59
  4. 3 Where I'm From Jason Michael Carroll 4:32
  5. 4 Tears Jason Michael Carroll 4:28
  6. 5 Growing Up Is Getting Old Jason Michael Carroll 3:8
  7. 6 That's All I Know Jason Michael Carroll 3:41
  8. 7 We Threw It All Away Jason Michael Carroll 3:49
  9. 8 Sorry Don't Matter Jason Michael Carroll 3:28
  10. 9 Barn Burner Jason Michael Carroll 3:16
  11. 10 Hurry Home Jason Michael Carroll 4:1

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