Big Love In A Small Town
Downs, CSO Contributing Journalist
Sarah Johns is a
young lady from a very small town in Kentucky with incredible
talent, great looks and a can do attitude. It is an award
winning recipe for success. She's signed to the BNA record
label and her single, "He Hates Me," is currently being
added to stations all around the country. Her talent and
unshakable work ethic got the attention of the right people and
she was invited to join George Strait's 2008 tour. If the
track record holds true from past up and comers that have been a
part of the Strait tour, it seems to indicate we'll be
hearing a lot of wonderful things in the future from Johns.
What I found really
refreshing about this album was simply the pure enjoyment you can
hear in Johns' voice. She isn't just singing the lyrics; she
is living the music and having fun while she does. It also
came as no surprise to find her name as a co-writer on several of
the songs, including one of my favorites. "Muddy
Water" is a great song about faith and handing yourself over
to a greater power with no reservations. Being from a very
small town myself, "Big Love In A Small Town," really
hit home with me. Life is so much simpler in a small town
and the lyrics that say she is happy raisin' beans and babies
isn't far off. Just to show she has a sense of humor, she
has her current single, "He Hates Me." That song
makes me laugh every time I hear it. It sounds reasonable
enough while she talks of falling in love and having his babies,
and then she says, "Except he hates me."
She seems to have just a minor little glitch on the road to bliss.
Each song on the
album is well chosen and I didn't encounter anything I would
consider filler or fluff. She seems to take her career very
seriously. The music has a very traditional country feel and she
is setting the standards high for future releases with her debut
effort. This album is holding its own among my other albums
as a frequently listened to CD. There is just something
about her voice that leaves you wanting more.
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