As most of you know, I am NOT a fan of country music. A little old school will do, such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, those folks. But certainly not modern country. As far as I can remember, I think that, ever since I started reviewing albums, years and years ago, I’ve only written a positive review on one country album, somewhere around 3 or 4 years ago. This all changes now.
Please allow me to introduce Jodee Lewis!
Her new album is entitled ‘Whiskey Halo’. Again, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not good at summarizing music that, quite frankly, I don’t know much about. Country music is one of them. I wish, in this particular situation, that I did know a bit more, so that I could make comparisons and tell you what’s so ‘extra special’ about this record. But I can’t. I just hope that it speaks for itself when I, of all people, actually continue to play this record.
I LOVE Jodee’s voice. The songs are ‘catchy’, yes, but very uniquely so. Don’t get me wrong, I would believe that one day she could be on commercial country stations, if that’s the avenue she so chooses to take (she may be doing pop country a favor in that aspect). So, at the risk of making a fool of myself, and continue rambling, I’ll leave it at that. If you actually like country, then it’s a must. If not, this one’s worth a shot.
LoveSound Rating – 7/10
Favorite Tracks – ‘O, Mother’ & ‘From A Bottle’
Jodee Lewis – http://www.JodeeLewis.com