Wanted: New Country Outlaws-Billboard

“I just think we might have a little bit of attitude in our songs, as opposed to having a wimpy or silly attitude,” singer/songwriter Chris Knight says. “A lot of us don’t want to look goofy onstage.”

Knight, who issued his first album on Decca in 1998 and his recent follow-up, A Pretty Good Guy, on Dualtone, say he made the record he wanted to create both times despite spending far more money on the the first record. “It’s mainly about getting behind the song,” Knight says. “It wouldn’t have made any difference if I had had $250,000 to spend on (the new record) anyway: I would’ve still made a record that sounded the same.”