Chris Knight is no stranger to most Ninebullets readers and listeners. Thanks to 15 years of touring to support his eight records and writing songs for more mainstream country artists, I doubt he’s too much of a stranger to anyone these days. And that’s a good thing.
Knight, 52, grew up in difficult times in Slaughters, KY, a small, working-class town, and in few other of his albums do I believe that fact is more evident than on his latest effort, Little Victories. Though this album has less machismo than a lot of his others, it does have some rough edges with an equally rough but important message – a message that can be summed up by the line, “I’m pretty sure the government ain’t gonna save you, ” from the album’s opening tack, “In the Mean Time.” Knight urges us to plant our own gardens, hunt our own food (if you’re the type to eat food that could once run), and, generally, learn to be more self-sufficient. With times being as they are, I am inclined to agree with him.
Take home Little Victories on CD or MP3 from Chris Knight’s official site.