- How Many Hearts
Kennedy's long-awaited debut CD is finally out and I couldn't be
more happy for her. If you're looking for unbiased reporting,
you're barking up the wrong long-tall Texan reviewer. Traci is
one of my favorite Canadian people eh, and just from the few
songs I've heard from her on myspace and her website, I had a
feeling I would like this CD before I even dropped it in the
Traci has one of
those voices that I like to call breezy, it's pretty and light
and never over-powering. Her vocals are very easy and pleasant
on the ears, it's actually very refreshing when you consider the
recent redneck vocal edge that's has dominated country female
singers over the last several years. Not that I don't like
Gretchen Wilson and that style of country singing, I do, it's
just nice to be reminded that Sears ain't the only thing that
has a softer side, so does country music, Traci Kennedy proves
that very nicely.
into the deep end of this CD, the Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Chuck
Jones penned, "Room With A View", is a magnificent
tribute to Traci's deceased father to whom she dedicates this
CD. Kennedy really finds the right balance of heart tugging and
spirit uplifting in her delivery on this very touching song.
Kissing You" is one of those sexy little numbers that will
make your horns pop out just a little bit with the images it
brings to mind. Check out this chorus; "You linger like
a song / On my lips and on my tongue / In everything I do / I'm
still kissing you"... WOOF!
The title track,
"How Many Hearts", is a deceptively upbeat song for
the slash and burn attitude of the lyric. It's an old story that
a lot of women (and men) can identify with; girl falls in love
with a turd, turd leaves girl, girl knows that in the end, the
one that will hurt the most will be... the turd.
How Many Hearts
was Produced and Mastered by Paul Jefferson, he also had a hand
in writing 6 of the 10 cuts, plus he sang backup vocals and
played several instruments on the CD. Multi-talented dude.
Be sure you check
out the list of "thank yous" on the inside cover and I
think you'll get a really good view of where Traci's head is.
She's a very grounded, talented young lady and I expect to hear
good things from her for many years to come.
Click on the CD cover to order yours!
Kiss Me Now
2. Girls Night Out
3. How Many Hearts
4. I'm Still Kissing You
5. I Will
6. I'd Rather Be
7. Everyday Girl
8. Second Hand Love
9. In Your Sunglasses
10. Room With A View
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