We had hardly caught our breath after Dwight Yoakam's amazing debut album Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. had been released in expanded form (it was originally a self-released mini-LP) when the equally exciting follow-up Hillbilly Deluxe was upon us. That was in 1987, and Yoakam and his producer Pete Anderson spearheaded a surge in country music that was sorely needed at a time when most major country releases sounded bland and slick. "Little Ways", a Yoakam original, was the opening track that immediately caught our attention. It still hasn't really let go, this is such a great song. Let me put it this way, if I could sing, I'd want to sing like Dwight Yoakam on this track.