Can you believe it has been nearly two months since we said nice things about Rascal Flatts? That was such fun I knew we’d have to do it again; I just couldn’t figure out who the next subject should be. After all, precious few country stars enjoy the winning combination of wild popularity and overwhelming critical disdain that made Levox & Company such a good fit for the inaugural edition of this series.
John Rich doesn’t quite fit the bill. He has done some fairly cool stuff as a producer, songwriter, and singer, so there are probably more openings for sincere compliments this time around. However, as country music’s resident arrogant leprechaun rapper, he also leaves himself quite open to mockery. If you choose to go that route, just be sure to deliver your mockery in the form of a (backhanded) compliment, as I do want these proceedings to stay within reason and maintain a (falsely) positive tone.
Remember, each compliment can only be used once. If someone already said what you were going to say, think of something else. That’s part of the challenge.