The Wheels Turn is the second recording made
by Melonie Cannon, daughter of Nashville
Producer, Buddy Cannon. Her first CD opened up a
lot of ears a couple of years ago.
reminds me a lot of
Allison Krauss with more of a country
accent. Cannon has her own nuances and pours out
emotion into each song.
"Cactus In A
Coffee Can" could easily be a hit if it was
played on country radio. This is a
beautiful song penned by Allen Shamblen,
it had been sitting in Buddy Cannon's "A" song
folder for a long time. This oddly named song is
a masterpiece of beautiful melodies, hooks with
just some killer lyrics. I cried the first time
that I heard it.
artists can push my buttons and hit that inner
spot. Cannon blew me away with her rendition of
Lullabye" on her self-titled debut CD
which came out in 2004.
It is hard to
go into detail about each song on this disc.
"Send A Little Love" (Bowman, Sherrill), is a
beautiful emotive prayer to God to send a little
love our way. So Sweet!
I gave up
trying to become a successful writer long ago,
what I have been blessed with is artists and
their publicists like this, who know that when
release time comes, I'll get that disc and that
is special. Special music is very hard to find
today. Like, I'm thinking that it's about time
to hear from Mindy Smith's folks, yep, about
I must say and
be grateful for Rural Rhythm Records, they are
fast becoming one of the hottest Bluegrass
labels period. I like how they have split up
between traditional bluegrass and more
contemporary bluegrass like this. Yeah, I love
this stuff. When my two favorite labels
downsized, Vanguard and Sugar Hill, I wondered
would step up, then Rural Rhythm came steamin'
along, Love You Guys.
This next song
kinda did me in, ever hear a song that was like
about what you were goin' thru. "The Day Before
You"(Narmore, Rose, Brokop) has a special
meaning for me. What a sad yet happy song about
giving up love and then finding it. Randy Kohr's
Dobro does me in here.
This is also
special for Cannon because her Daddy sings it
Well, a few
more words and I hope that you get your copy
Earth" (Nelson) - Cannon and
Willie Nelson sound like Angels on this
one, how does Willie keep it up. They sound so
good together. Yeah, and
Willies' beautiful guitar playing. I have
had this CD about two weeks and it keeps getting
better with each listen. Buddy Cannon does such
an excellent job of producing it, so many guest
musicians and vocalists. It just doesn't get
Carrie Hassler are the two hottest
bluegrass singers on the scene right now. Well,
see ya next time. got a little surprise for ya.