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Genres: Country, Pop
Shannon Brown's deep, soulful voice is a behind-the-scenes Nashville favorite. Now, thanks to the success of Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and other innovators who have broadened the music accepted by country's mainstream, s... more »
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Shannon Brown's deep, soulful voice is a behind-the-scenes Nashville favorite. Now, thanks to the success of Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and other innovators who have broadened the music accepted by country's mainstream, singer-song writer Brown steps into the spotlight with her John Rich-produced and cowritten Debut album, Corn Fed. Blending the vocals nad lyrics of country with soul-drenched blues, Memphis grooves and rock guitars, Corn Fed is Brown's bold, fun and emotional musical autobiography of one woman's sojourn from a small town in Iowa to Music City USA.
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Dawn T. from MCCORDSVILLE, IN
Reviewed on 10/24/2006...
Newer artist. Pearls & Why the best on this CD. Well worth it!
Worth Waiting For
Karyn E. Everett | Pittsburgh, PA | 03/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Though this is her full-length debut, Shannon Brown is certainly no newcomer. I've heard 4 previous efforts, none of which ever received the promotion or attention they deserved. "I Won't Lie", "Baby I Lied", "Untangle My Heart", and "Half A Man (from the Happy, Texas soundtrack)" were sung with heaps of charisma but nobody paid any attention. So when I heard she had a new single coming out and an internet show on aol, I was thrilled. The lead single "Corn Fed" is a fun, rocking, down home ditty that sticks in your head and I was hooked immediately and praying she wouldn't get stuck in oblivion yet again. It happens too often where I hear a great single from a new artist and no full-length CD ever comes out.
Well, Corn Fed was certainly worth waiting for. Shannon is a terrific vocalist with a lot of texture, emotion, and charisma to her voice. Of course, the greatest voice does not a good CD make, the songs have to measure up as well. There is really only one song on this CD that I hit 'next' on, and that is "Good Old Days" as it just isn't my thing. The wah wah boom chicka boom 70's funk feel of it just doesn't click for me, though I liked that stuff when I was very young. Here it just sounds dated, rather than retro. Aside from that one track, I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite out of the rest of the songs. The first one that jumped out at me was track 3 (the second actual song), Big Man. It doesn't say a whole lot but has a nice premise and terrific vocals. And it's upbeat, bluesy, and catchy. Each time through the CD another couple of songs clicked for me and now I like all but the aforementioned 70's throwback. It's funny how you pick up different things on each listen. I love "Turn To Me" now but on first listen I didn't like how strained her voice gets on the full-voice high notes. It's still not a BAD voice, but she just doesn't sound as good in the super high notes full-voice, while in soft voice the high notes sound tender and beautiful. Somehow it grew on me, though, and now I just love the song. Maybe I'm just jealous that she can sing that high? Ha ha, or maybe I didn't like it because I know I would NEVER be able to sing it. But I digress....in summation, great CD, terrific vocals, and great songs. Buy this one for sure. I just hope she gets some airplay. "Corn Fed" barely made it into the top 40 and fell back out instantly, despite being a fantastic song. At least the video is #17 on GAC right now, so maybe people will give her the attention she deserves.
j. smith | uk | 03/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The wait was worth it, great songs, fantastic vocals, sublime production. the cd lives in my cd player,"