The band's harmonies set against a simple fiddle-driven arrangement is a sonic treat. But what really makes this song work is the fact that each duet partner fills a well-defined role in the song. It doesn't sound at all like Alan's voice was tacked on in order to increase radio popularity. Instead, it sounds like the song couldn't work without him. The sense of interplay between the vocalists is of great interest. The way they converse with one another makes it seem as if the story is playing out right before our very eyes.
"As She's Walking Away" is quite possibly the finest single we've yet heard from the Zac Brown Band, and it's worthy addition to Alan Jackson's illustrious catalog as well.
ZAC AND ALAN'S SCORE: 9
(Scores are given on a scale of 1 to 10)