Roses And A Time Machine
Label: Capitol Records Nashville
Having drifted everywhere from dance floor country pop to full-on bluegrass on seven previous albums, one of Nashville’s most reliably likable hunks-next-door devotes his eighth album to the ladies. He steams up the windows in the title track, duets with Maren Morris on “I’ll Be The Moon,” drunk-dials into someone’s arms in “What the Hell Did I Say,” and gloomily navigates a breakup (“Why Do I Feel”) -- just for starters. Elsewhere, glam belter Elle King and New Orleans hornsman Trombone Shorty help Bentley stretch his boundaries.