Anyone who thinks great songwriting is a lost art in country music needs to hear “What We Ain’t Got,” as written by Travis Meadows and Travis Jerome Goff and recorded by Jake Owen. Bare necessities abound, as Owen’s voice and a piano provide the backbone for the most moving song I’ve heard this year in any genre.
I wanted the world until my whole world stopped
You know a love like that ain’t easily forgot
Neither is a song that hits so close to the bone. Forget “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” or “Beachin'” … this is going to be the song people will remember Jake Owen for.