Because Songs Matter


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.

While Heart of Stone  and The Trailer Tapes remain my favorites out of all his albums, Little Victories is an addition to your collection I believe to be worth having.

Chris Knight - In The Meantime     

Chris Knight - Hard Edges     

Chris Knight - Little Victories     

Take home Little Victories on CD or MP3 from Chris Knight’s official site.


  1. Davis Davis
    February 20, 2013    

    Finally got to see him live for the first time just last week! Great show!

  2. Phineas Phineas
    February 20, 2013    

    Always wanted to see him live as well, nice write-up! One of my favorites off this album (that I think kind of sums up the message – as they all do…..) is Nothin on Me I really like the part about his dog that got in a tussle with a bear came in 2nd place…..reminds me of my dog lol

  3. Matt L. Matt L.
    February 23, 2013    

    Fantastic album. I have already worn it out, so to speak. I love Missing You, and there is not a clunker to be had.

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