The bridge of this song is the most interesting part of the song. Evans has a little rap bridge, that is a risky decision, but one that ends up paying off for her. Instead of making her sound like a pop wannabe which rap breakdowns in country music often lead to, this adds a even rockier, sassier, and bad-ass feel to the song.
"The Sound of Boots" is a grower, for sure. There are songs that you love as soon as you hear them, ones that jump out and automatically get stuck in your head. But this song is different. Evans' unique style and gravely voice are so not like what Music Row is cranking out these days, so it takes a while to get accustomed to it. But once someone does, there's no going back. Apryl Evans is on fire with this song, and I wouldn't expect her name to disappear anytime soon.
Overall rating: 4 crowns