* AuthorsSavingThrow: Due to the poor reception of "That's My Kind of Night", his label rushed the song to #1 on ''Mediabase'' and instantly followed up with the much better received "Drink a Beer".
* BrokenBase: "That's My Kind of Night", in particular the hip-hop beat and the fact that he name-drops T-Pain, is easily his most polarizing song. Fans of the song find it to be a fun jam, while its detractors view it as one of the biggest examples of "bro-country" in TheNewTens. It became more of a broken base after {{Music/Zac Brown|Band}} called it the worst song he'd ever heard. Other artists, including Music/JasonAldean, Justin Moore, and Dallas Davidson (the song's co-writer and a former college roommate of Bryan's) have spoken out in defense of Bryan.
* CriticalDissonance: Reviews of his work tend to be generally [[{{Pun}} lukewarm]], but he's one of the hottest-selling country artists.
* FirstInstallmentWins: Some fans feel this way about ''I'll Stay Me'' due its less pop-influenced sound compared to his later work.
* EarWorm: "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)", "Rain is a Good Thing", and "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye".
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks:
** Said of "Crash My Party", a big melancholy midtempo just like "I Don't Want This Night to End", "Drunk on You", and "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye".
** And again of "Kick the Dust Up", a borderline pop rap-influenced party jam that many critics are considering a weak rehash of "That's My Kind of Night", which as mentioned above, was already considered one of his worst songs.
** Yet again with "Move", which many people are calling a watered-down rehash of "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)".
* TearJerker:
** The sentimental "Drink a Beer", dedicated to (but not written about) a brother and a sister whom he lost in childhood.
** "Fast" can be a touching song for those who like to treasure their lives.