"A very good CD of ballads as well as a bit faster songs and a great accompaniment by unknown musicians, to me. I look forward to the upcoming CD with Jake."
-Lars Thell Membership Magazine for the Smaland Country Club, Sweden
"For a 21-year-old who has only been allowed to buy alcohol legally since this year, Houston is a remarkably animated singer about the ladies of the night and beer and bourbon to ease the pain of lost love."
-Joris Heynen, Soundz, Denmark
"I think we have a new honky tonk hero on the block in the shape of Jake Houston, and on the strength of (Carrying the Flame) he is one to be reckoned with."
-Duncan Warwick, Country Music People, United Kingdom