Watch the Country Rock: Solo 1 online guitar lesson by Joe Dalton from Big Twang
This piece has the flavor of Brooks and Dunn or Alan Jackson. The guitarist on these sessions was Brent Mason. Some of the drive comes from the double stops. There is definitely a classic country influence but the blues and rock flavor takes center stage.
I pick hard and fret forcefully, but I stay relaxed. There is a mixture of major and minor pentatonic scales. Try to keep your fingers close to the fret board even when pulling off, so that you are in position for the next notes.