I always thought he was cheesy as hell, but over the years I started to appreciate him. The appreciation started with the line, "we'll put a boot in your ass it's the American way!". Then, I came across one of his first songs, which was actually a Hank song I think, and the line: "A little less talk, and a lot more action". Then, maybe 5 years ago, my wife and I got free tickets to watch him at an outdoor festival. I was skeptical, but it turned out to be an absolute blast! He tore it up! I knew half the songs even though I don't listen to pop country. And even the songs I didn't know, I knew them by the end of the song. Bottom line - seemed like an awesome guy, wrote some memorable songs, and will be missed.