Single Review: “Rock N’ Roll In Pensacola” by Joshua Stevens
The most recent Nashville Star alumni to make a crack at country stardom takes a new twist on country love by ditching the idea of fields and country artists as a source of love and romance. Instead Josh tells a story of falling deeper in love on the beaches of Pensacola, a popular venue for Van Halen who are also significant to the story in the song.
The character that Josh plays in the song relives the memories of his former love and realizes how both Pensacola and the rock music of Van Halen remind him of those crazy times. Whether or not this song’s story has any personal relevence to Joshua, it does show for a change that he isn’t just about country music. He also enjoys a little bit of rock n’ roll once in a while. I think this is a great single to start him off with to show people who he is as a person and not just an artist. It has a strong story and a vocal performance reminiscent of the Rascal Flatts takes he did on Nashville Star that proved to be his best. Stevens was always my favorite in the sixth season of the show and although I can’t say this is #1 worthy, it’s defiantly worth a listen.