Billboard (p.41) - "The tender first single 'If I Didn't Have You' is a vocal showcase that also shows the group's fun side."
Personnel: Keifer Thompson, Shawna Thompson (vocals); Ilya Toshinsky (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin); Rich Redmond, David Fanning, Tully Kennedy, Kurt Allison (electric guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, drums, percussion, programming); Adam Shoenfeld, Rob McNelley (electric guitar); Mike Johnson (steel guitar); Jake Clayton (violin, cello); Tony Harrell (accordion, piano, Hammond b-3 organ, keyboards); Jeff Roach (piano, Hammond b-3 organ, keyboards).
Audio Mixer: Jeff Balding.
Recording information: Blackbird Studio; SoundStage Studio.
Editors: Rich Redmond; David Fanning; Tully Kennedy; Kurt Allison.
Photographers: Anthony Baker; Joe Hardwick.
Arrangers: Rich Redmond; David Fanning; Tully Kennedy; Kurt Allison.
Keifer and Shawna Thompson, the husband-and-wife team behind CMA-winning duo Thompson Square, stick with the formula on their Stony Creek-issued sophomore outing, Just Feels Good. Listeners who were turned off by the first single, the surprisingly nondescript ballad "If I Didn't Have You," will be pleased to learn that the rest of Just Feels Good lives up to its name, offering up a fine set of jubilant, radio-ready country-pop gems that chart the course of their relationship, from flirtation ("Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About") to marital bliss ("Home Is You"). ~ James Christopher Monger