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HILLCREST REVIEWS ARCHIVE 2013

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Ratings: 10 Excellent, 8 Very Good, 6 Good, 4 OK, 2 Poor.
Hillcrest #68 - 2013

LONNIE BARTMESS (USA) - She's Still Under My Skin

7

Decent vocals and a good country shuffle.

LIZ ANDERSON (USA) - They're Only Kids

9

Pure class from one of country music's top female writers.

ALLAN CASWELL (AUS) - It's A Country Song.

8

Top class singer/songwriter makes a good transition to country music.

DENAE GARDNER (USA) - Heartache Train

8

Moves along nicely. Should please the dancers.

MEL GIBSON (USA) - Welcome To My World

6

Decent cover of this Jim Reeves original.

SHERRY LYNNE with CRYSTAL GAYLE (USA) - Beautiful Life

6

Decent pop/country effort from these two ladies. Could do well.

ROY HEAD (USA) - Night Time In The City

9

Solid country! Great voice! I love it!!

CLELIA ADAMS (AUS) - Peel Street Buskers Lament

8

Good, catchy well written song, well sung as usual by this top Aussie songbird.

WESLEY PARKER (USA) - What I Was

7

Good, deep vocals that never fail to please.

ANN PASCOE (NEW ZEALAND) - Life Is Short

7

This Kiwi always produces the goods.

DON ALLEN (AUS) - I'll Be Gone

9

Great voice!! Solid country love song.

LISA LAMBERT (USA) - Lipstick In Red

6

Another one for the dancers. Lively toe tapper.

STEVE ROBERSON (USA) - Madi Maybe

8

Good, lively and catchy toe tapper!

THE LONG & SHORT OF IT (AUS) - I'm Free

5

Very average Folk/Rock. Didn't really work for me.

DANNY HOOPER (AUS) - Heartache

7

Lively, bouncy tune that is sure to please. Good vocals!

JO ANN LEWIS (USA) - I Got The Steak He Got The Bone

6

Above average, contemporary country tune.

Hillcrest #67 - 2013

1. Sherry Kennedy (Canada) - The Legend Of Rainbow Powers

8

Well penned song! Nice vocals! One of the best yet from Sherry.

2. Craig Moritz (Canada) - With You

9

Solid country! Very catchy tune that is sure to get the feet moving. Good voice!

3. Cliffy Short (Canada) - I Can Read Between The Lines

8

Fine version of this old Benny Martin classic.

4. Bonita Mercer (Canada) - Tennessee Waltz

8

Nice cover of this country music classic. Love the pedal steel. Great playing!

5. Wesley Parker (US) - Send Some Rain

7

Good, self penned song from Wesley.

6. Waylon Thibodeaux (US) - Riding On These Roses

7

Nice ballad

7. Jannecke (Canada) - Cowboy Cowboy

8

Good, lively tune for the linedancers. Good, strong vocals!

8. Robb Moss (Canada) - When Someone Goes Away

7

Nicely penned song of lost love. Very catchy!

9. Vannatta (Canada) -
Brick By Brick

7

Another good effort from this talented band.

10. Belle Cannon (UK) - I Wanna Be The Woman

8

A great release from Belle this time out. Keep it up!

11. Andy Martin (Switzerland) - Blue Trail Of Sorrow

7

A good bluegrass outing for Andy. Excellent backing!

12. Rachel Williams (US) - Breaking All The Rules

6

Good effort. Should get the dancers on their feet.

13. Pig Farmer (US) -
Catch His Name

6

Good effort from this band who are definitely growing on me.

14. Vicki Lee (Australia) -
Somewhere Tonight

6

Decent cover of this Highway 101 classic.

15. Mel Gibson (US) -
To Make You Feel My Love

6

Very cabaret, but good voice and well sung.