Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Pop
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Most underrated country artist of the 90s
American Roots | Nashville, TN United States | 08/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although George had hits with two of the tracks from this CD, "Teardrops" and "Lipstick Promises," the album never got the attention it deserved due to some breakdowns at his record label. Every song on this CD is a winner and George truly showcases his gift for writing great melodies and lyrics. If you like guitar-driven music, you'll love this record. Favorite cuts are "Lipstick Promises," "My World Stopped Turning," "Hello Cruel World," and "Kisses Don't Lie." George went on to write songs for the Dixie Chicks, Gary Allan, Garth Brooks and Radney Foster."
Another Giant in the Shadows
K. Fontenot | The Bayou State | 10/30/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"George Ducas has everything to make it as a huge country star....except for the fact that he doesn't have a loud mouth like Natalie Maines or he isn't willing to sell out like Chesney and McGraw to make a fast buck. If you want intelligent, heartfelt country however, Ducas is your man. Every song on this album has an artistic quality in it that has been lacking in country music for much of the last twenty years. Ducas' lyrics manage to come out sounding like an intelligent good ol' boy wrote them. He can dance on the wire between gimmicky "country" songs and real sobbers and manage to come out smelling like a rose. You would think a song like "Hello Cruel World" would get lost in the jumble with the rest of those stupid so-called country songs of today, but it stands out because the lyrics aren't just slapped together to make giddy teenage girls jump with glee. Instead, these songs are written to make you feel for the singer. "Lipstick Promises" sounds like a gimmick -laden song that Tim McGraw might record, but Ducas' delivery makes it sound ten times better than "I Like It, I Love It" or any other of McGraw's cranked out hits.
George Ducas is of a fading stock in country these days. He writes songs that speak to you and at the same time make you shake your head and think,"How did he come up with that?"
Don't blow this guy off as a one hit wonder, he's here to stay, as soon as the record companies decide to start playing real country music again and not "pop with a fiddle in it." If I had to rank Ducas among today's best country writer/performers, I'd have to throw him in somewhere between Rodney Crowell and Radney Foster. If you like either of these artists, then you'll enjoy George Ducas."
Easily One Of The Best Country Albums Of The 90's!
Frank Garon | Breinigsville, PA United States | 10/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Where DID George Ducas go???
Oh wait, that's right. He's too "country" for country music these days, that must be it. Duh, my bad....
Whatever, this cat is still worth hunting down. Both of his CDs are great - this one being the slightly stronger of the two. Hello Cruel World almost carries the CD by itself, that's how great a tune it is.
Thank God for Amazon and alt-country radio stations like Radio New Braunfels in TX - without them we'd never be exposed to great country music!"