Crush is the type of CD you like to review. Why? It is a
truly great set of songs that sound like good Nashville
modern country that takes no prisoners. All it takes is
a few listens and you are singing the songs to yourself
because of the great hooks. This CD starts out cooking
with "Nobody Ever Died Of A Broken Heart", with an
on-the-spot a cappella beginning, the instruments come
crashing in and this CD is flying. This first song is
Nashville Radio hit material. A real upbeat song that
leaves you in a good mood and wanting more, what every
great CD should have as the opener.
I love the simple
colorful logo on the cover of the CD. Only downside,
wish that Curb had included more info, only thing I do
know is that the main characters in this musical story,
Trenna Barnes, Debbie Johnson and Renae' Truex, have put
out a rockin' winner. I can not help but think of the
Dixie Chicks exciting "Wide Open Spaces", as I listen to
this, just the freshness, the energy.
They slow down a bit
on a beauty of a ballad, "He's Coming Home", a story
about a soldier and the family waiting at home, a
magnificent song, with a real intimate delivery.
will get you up and dancing again. There is great fiddle
on this CD, via Renae'. Some nice country lyrics too.
These gals can flat out sing, great piano too. They
sound like a band that would be fun to see live.
Slowing down again is
a sweet slow ballad called "Cowboy Crush", love the
story about a small town guy. Just a great song. Hey,
serve me up a Cowboy Crush, these three beauties are the
From their first
practice in a garage in "03 to where they are now,
traveling around the country, opening for bigger acts, I
just cannot see why or how, a label could go wrong with
this great sound, sure, it is a "Nashville" genre, but
with their signature all over it.
Alright, one more song
that is extraordinary, "Tougher Than a Man" is a killer
ballad about a single mom and what she endures to get
by. Some great harmonies and fiddle. This really just
deserves to be in your CD player. A classic, big sound,
yeah, "Cowboy Crush".