Outlaw's always been the rough-around-the-edges, tuff guy uncle at the country music family picnic. Denim and leather, not Stetson and Nudie. Hair by Pennzoil, not Pomade. But, in the right hands---Haggard, Paycheck, Junior, Willie and Waylon and now Whitey Morgan---Outlaw is more than beards and bandanas, ink and attitude, it's goddamn folk music. It's about doing the best you can, about getting by and about cold beer and colder women---everything that keeps the honky tonks full on a Saturday night. It's about standing up when it'd just be easier to fall down.
If sorrow, anguish and hard times are the foundation upon which country music was originally built, a case could be made that Flint, Michigan should be the new Nashville. --AOL Spinner
Their hardheaded honky-tonk twang is pure outlaw, channeling a rebellious spirit that s as true to their name-checked predecessors (Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams) as it is to the MC5. --Cleveland Scene
You may just find that these barely-known kids coming out of Michigan have made your favorite album of the year. They re stumbling their drunk asses onto my Essential Listening list. --Ninebullets
As far as outlaw country goes, Whitey Morgan is the real f*cking deal. Whisky-soaked, weed-smoked, firepit-stoked. The redo of Johnny Cash's 'Bad News' seals the deal. --Detroit Metro Times
A living embodiment of WWWD (What Would Waylon Do? --The Independent Weekly