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"If it's too Country for everyone else, it's just right for me!" says Erin Hay, and listening to this 14 track album, the lady leaves me in no doubt that she means it. Influenced by Country Music Queen's such as Wynette, Parton, & Lynn, Erin, who has a voice I would describe as a cross between Tammy Wynette and Lorrie Morgan, even takes on Tammy's "Your Good Girls Gonna Go Bad" and turns in .....for me......an even better performance then the late star herself!
There's also great versions of the much covered....both pop & country....Dallas Frazier penned, "There Goes My Everything," and Faron Young's Country chart topper, "Alone With You," as well as an excellent reading of Loretta's "Honky Tonk Girl." Other stand out tracks........although there isn't a bad track on the album......include the very catchy shuffler, "You're A Lesson I've Already Learned," the rockin' "Bad Luck," and a spine tingling rendition of the Skip Ewing penned ballad, "Autumn's Not That Cold."
the major labels weren't too busy looking for their next big hit in
the POP charts, they would be fighting tooth and nail for this very
talented young lady's signature.