Raised in Kentucky, Lolene was encouraged to sing and
play guitar by her mother Allene who performed with her
sister as the Singing Dugan Sisters. Lolene's father was
a creative writer who amongst his accomplishments, wrote
jokes for George Burns and co-authored the novel The Damned
Don't Cry, which was later turned into a movie starring
Growing up, Lolene sang in the school choir, learned
to play guitar and while in 7th Grade, along with two friends,
won a talent contest and subsequently appeared on TV in Lexington,
Kentucky singing Paul McCartney's "Yesterday".
In the 1990's Lolene turned her attention to writing
with her first song being "Wasting Your Time"
and then a ballad "With Someone", which was inspired
by and she dedicated to her mother. Jimmy Fortune of the
Statler Brothers has been a great supporter of Lolene's
music, encouraging her and giving freely of his time and
Lonely Dealin's comprises
of 12 tracks,
6 of which have already been released to radio as singles,
appearing on the airplay charts in Europe and Australia.
With Lonely Dealin's, Lolene covers the touch of personal relationships
and Lolene tells us that the passion of love can be a "Slow
Burn", but the heat builds up in a fiery furnace.
Nice vocals from Lolene gives her songs appeal, with
the musical accompaniment being underpinned by a wealth of
talented musicians. On the whole Lonely Dealin's is a good
but I feel follows more in line with the Nashville fashion
and a nucleus of too many ballads and not enough numbers
where Lolene and the musicians let rip with some good sawdust
kicking country cuts. Breaking away from this scenario is
the bright and breezy "The Man I Love" picking
up the beat and offers a breath of fresh air. Other mid
tempo tracks see Lolene saying if you see me dreaming "Don't
Wake Me Up", "I Know Where You're Coming From"
and "The Deal's Gone Down".
A well presented and produced album, dovetailing well
with today's style of country music. For more info check