McBride has released yet another in a long-line of vocally
amazing albums, this one titled Shine. Let there be
no illusions here, the lovely and talented McBride will most
likely never get a bad review from me. I think her talent
out-"shines" most female vocalists... period, and this CD is
no exception. No she's not the latest rising star, but if
you look back over McBride's career and incredible catalog
of hits, there's no denying that she is still one of the top
five most gifted singers in Nashville.
Record execs in
Music City, like most other genres of music, are always
looking for the latest, brightest, shiniest new artists to
hold up and proclaim, "we found this one first"! In that
rush of trying to locate their next money-making prodigy,
they appear to forget about the artists that got them where
they are, McBride has been cranking out chart-toppers for
over 17 years and if you listen to Shine, I think
you'll agree there's a bunch of potential hits here, already
proven by her first radio release from this CD, "Ride".
I love the
versatility of this Shine, from the elegant
simplicity of songs like "Wild Rebel Rose" and "I'm Trying",
to feel good tunes like "Don't Cost A Dime" and "Sunny Side
Up," and don't forget the thought provoking "Lies". Overall
you'll find eleven well crafted songs engineered by hubby
John McBride at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, and
co-produced by Dan Huff and Martina McBride.
If you are looking for a CD to add to your
collection of "anytime listenable albums," you can't go
wrong with a Martina McBride CD. There's no hiding this kind of
talent under a bushel, so belt it out Martina, me and the
rest of your fans are always looking forward to hearing you
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