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The woman who owns the most majestic voice in Music City is marking a new milestone with an album that will be regarded as a masterwork of her career. Trisha Yearwood?s Jasper County is a collection that comes from a peri... more »
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The woman who owns the most majestic voice in Music City is marking a new milestone with an album that will be regarded as a masterwork of her career. Trisha Yearwood?s Jasper County is a collection that comes from a period of re-evaluation, introspection, reinvigoration and self-reflection. The multi-Platinum, multi Grammy-winning star has never before given as much consideration and concern to a recording project. "I?ve never taken this long to make a record," comments Yearwood. "I?ve never recorded as many songs. I?d never completely started over on an album like I did on this one. Overall, it was a two-year process to make this record." The bluesy, smoldering drama of "Who Invented The Wheel" contrasts with the chugging, zesty pep of "Baby Don?t You Let Go." "River of You" is lovelorn and hypnotic, while "Pistol" is a hillbilly rocker with sass. "Sweet Love" is steamy, sexy and sweaty, yet "Standing Out in a Crowd" is airy, uplifting and inspiring. The throbbing, pulse-quickening "Try Me" features electrifying harmony by Ronnie Dunn. The gorgeous, dark and magnificent ballad "Trying to Love You" includes vocals by its co-composer, Beth Nielsen Chapman. Yearwood tears into "Gimme the Good Stuff" with the ferocious fire of a rocker, then turns rollicking, innocent and fun-loving in "It?s Alright." The powerful emotional undertow of "Georgia Rain" has already made it the break-out single from Jasper County. Its understated male vocal harmony is by Garth Brooks. These are performances of startling freshness and passion. So it comes as something of a shock to realize that this is an artist who has issued 10 previous records and scored 20 top-10 hits. Trisha Yearwood?s larger-than-life voice has helped to define contemporary country music. Now she is ready to roll up her sleeves and work on her own music again. Following the release of Jasper County, the singer will reemerge as a touring artist later this year. "It?s just like coming home," says Trisha Yearwood. "Everything is in the best perspective of my life, both professionally and personally. I feel wiser. I am just very, very happy. I consciously took a break, but I am not finished. I miss performing, and I do love the applause." "Singing gives me such joy. And it seems to give other people joy. It?s what I believe I am supposed to do."
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Welcome back, Trisha!
Christopher H. Jansmann | Green Valley, AZ USA | 09/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To be honest, I didn't realize just how much I missed hearing Trisha Yearwood on the radio until her new single "Georgia Rain" hit the airwaves over the summer. Her voice remains as excellent as ever, and her latest album is most definitely worth the wait.
As with all of her later albums, Jasper County is polished and professionally produced. Trisha's voice is complemented by the music and not drowned out as with so many of her contemporaries these days; each track is beautifully done and, I feel, could stand alone as unique singles. My only hope is that Country Radio will pick up more tracks than just the very outstanding "Georgia Rain." "River of You," "Standing Out In A Crowd" and "The Good Stuff (Coffee and Tear Drops)" are all fantastic tracks that highlight her range and versatility. (Although not included in the original CD release, there is also an acoustic version of "Georgia Rain" which is phenominal.)
Overall, this album ranks highly in my collection of Trisha classics. Listening to these tracks is like sitting by the fire with an old friend. Thanks for making my day/month/year, Trisha!"
Music to my ears
K. Stuckey | Port Huron, MI USA | 09/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Trisha Yearwood returns in fine form on Jasper County. The material is well-suited to her and her voice is still so sweet. I especially like "Gimme the Good Stuff" and the lead-off hit single "Georgia Rain". She has lots of fun on songs like "Pistol" and "It's Alright" and the bluesy "Baby Don't You Let Go" and "Sweet Love", which is really clever too. "Try Me" is a standout track, Ronnie Dunn is a perfect touch, I think it would be a big hit on radio.
The only reason I subtract a star is the length, front to back this disc is only 38 minutes long. She had four years..."
Jasper County Splendor
Crystal Leigh | 01/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Trisha Yearwood has really hit the target perfectly with Jasper County. Her Debut single ,Georgia Rain, has a soft touch country style.Needless to say ,her vocals were quite extensively beautiful and loud. The album gives us a variety of styles all fitting in the country mode. "Who Invented The Wheel" starts us off with an musically upbeat breakup song. What a combo!
"Pistol" gives us a very upbeat song about the dangers of the wild life of love. I love her version of "Standing Out In A Crowd".It's the sweet dawning of a childhood problem seen as an adult-being different."River of You" makes me fall more in love with record as I listen. I give it an A+ . This is an excellent CD.
Following Garth Brooks marriage to Trisha Yearwood,a new song titled "Love Will Always Win" is being added to a re-release of Jasper County Feb.7th,2006.This song is a Yearwood/Brooks duet.
I love it as is ,however."