2011 release from the Texas-based singer/songwriter. Hayes Carll hasn't been resting on his laurels since topping critics polls and winning awards for his 2008 album, Trouble in Mind. Instead, he's been on the road nearly nonstop with his band, The Poor Choices blasting through honky tonks and rock clubs across the U.S. and beyond. Along the way, he's been inspired to write a crop of new tunes that the acclaimed songwriter says are a layman's take on our country a snapshot of America in some small way. The album's title, KMAG YOYO, is pronounced kay-mag, yo-yo. It is a military acronym that stands for Kiss My Ass Guys, You're On Your Own
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"I wanted to challenge myself musically," says Carll, "and see if I could capture that live dynamic. A lot of the songs came with the music first, with the music calling the lyrics."
"We had a little bit of swagger going in, which was part of what I wanted to capture," said Carll about the album, "we'd been out on the road for a couple years and were sounding good together. Combining that with some timely songs, I think we came up with something special."