Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Pop
Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood, and LeAnn Rimes are all becoming pop stars as country music continues its migration from, well, country music. But those yearning for a twangin' gal should consider this newcomer, singer/song... more »
Listen to Samples
Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood, and LeAnn Rimes are all becoming pop stars as country music continues its migration from, well, country music. But those yearning for a twangin' gal should consider this newcomer, singer/songwriter Allison Moorer. On Alabama Song, Moorer, the younger sister of singer Shelby Lynne, delivers a collection that spans from Buck Owens-like revelry to shuffles and bittersweet balladry. The star attraction, though, is Moorer's steamy voice, which can prompt a slow burn deep inside while thankfully sidestepping the all-too-frequent overwrought delivery of many a Nashville femme. With enough shine to entice those looking for country's more refined ways, Alabama Song is definitely rooted in the mainstream, but it's the album's down-to-earth soul that makes it a winner. --Neal Weiss
Similarly Requested CDs
Allison Moorer saves the day
Gordzilla! | los angeles, california USA | 09/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yeah, I know... we all thought country music was dead (or atleast dying) and there was nowhere to turn. Rest assured that Allison Moorer doesn't believe this. Her two albums for MCA Nashville seem like an oasis in the desert of modern country music. Her first release, "Alabama Song" (1998) was a faithful and true testament to the long gone secret recipe for classic country music: REAL HEARTFELT EMOTION AND TELLING IT LIKE IT IS! Thankfully, the album wasn't totally ignored. "A Soft Place To Fall" was nominated for an ACADEMY AWARD for BEST SONG from the movie "Horse Whisperer". Allison's new album, "The Hardest Part" (2000), which was released Sept. 2000 is going to be the "shot heard around country radio" and finally give her the status that she is so sorely due. Take note you slimy country radio programmers and don't miss the boat. This record is a classic. In a time of artists with influences worn on sleeves, pants, and shoes, Allison Moorer stands as an original and a heavy dose of unrefined purity (stong stuff). What a joy it is to put on a country record and hear banjos, fiddles and mandolins (courtesy the (living) master of said instrument, Marty Stuart). There is lush orchestral arrangement (think Cline not Twain) that has the power to leave chills. Frankly, there isn't a bum note on this ENTIRE record! From the first song, "The Hardest Part" to the final cut, hidden track "Cold, Cold Earth" (an autobiographical song of her parents' murder-suicide, one of the most stirring songs I've EVER heard!) this record swings and sways through your soul. I've played "The Hardest Part" for all of my friends (from hardened "country punks" to even my grandmother) and every single one of them is blown away by it. I am just a dumb old Okie and you might really be happy with your Shania Twain and Faith Hill records. But if you are looking for something to make you feel alive again, I demand that you buy this record!..."
Allison Moorer fan from Oslo, Norway
Herlof Hatlebrekke | Oslo, Norway | 10/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I buy a lot of country records, and this one is one of the best I heard in the last years. The sound/production is beatiful, and it doesn't sound like a typical 90's country record. Her low, beatiful voice is perfect for her songs/ballads. There should be more of Allison Moorer in Nashville, and less of Shania Twain and LeeAnn Rimes. This is music for grown-ups who want more than just a silly country-pop song - HERLOF"
Jake Z | Canada | 03/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Allison Moorer has won my heart and I've become a big fan. She has a very unique voice and such enormous talent. Her songs are so personal and revealing. She found a bit of success in 1998 with the song "A Soft Place To Fall" which was featured in the movie THE HORSE WHISPERER. The album ALABAMA SONG was released in the fall of 1998. The title track is one of my all time favorite songs by Moorer. The rest of the album is outstanding too. It opens with the wonderful "Pardon Me", into the great uptempo country tune "Long Black Train". The album closer "Is Heaven Good Enough For You" is a great song and definately one of the best tracks here. Other favorites include "A Soft Place To Fall", "Set You Free", and "Easier To Forget". If you want to hear something different, give Allison Moorer a try!"