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Old Enough to Know Better
Wade Hayes
Old Enough to Know Better
Genres: Country, Pop
 
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Baby-cheeked Wade Hayes may only be 25 years old, but he's been a professional musician for a dozen years and he has already developed that understated baritone drawl that served his heroes George Jones and Merle Haggard s...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Wade Hayes
Title: Old Enough to Know Better
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 13
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/3/1995
Release Date: 1/3/1995
Genres: Country, Pop
Style: Today's Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074646641224, 074646641248, 098707773945, 098707773976

Synopsis

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Baby-cheeked Wade Hayes may only be 25 years old, but he's been a professional musician for a dozen years and he has already developed that understated baritone drawl that served his heroes George Jones and Merle Haggard so well. Perhaps that's why Oklahoma's Hayes sounds like a seasoned honky-tonker on his debut album, Old Enough to Know Better, while so many of his fellow "baby hat acts" sound like hotel-lounge singers still trying to get used to the sound of a fiddle. Don Cook, who leaned in a country-rock direction as producer for the Mavericks and Brooks & Dunn, tilts toward old-fashioned honky-tonk as Hayes's producer. Cook also contributes four of his own songs (including "Kentucky Bluebird," which he wrote for Keith Whitley), and Nashville legend Harlan Howard adds two more. Three of the best tunes, though, come from Hayes and his cowriter Chick Rains. As a result, Old Enough to Know Better boasts far better material than the usual hackwork given to young crooners in cowboy hats. Hayes digs into the songs with his deep, resonant baritone and ponders the conflicts that complicate a man's life. On Cook's ballad, "What I Meant to Say," Hayes holds out certain notes as if to suggest all the feelings he still can't find words for. On his own ballad, "I'm Still Dancin' with You," the reluctance in his voice describes his breakup with a recent lover even better than the lyrics. The title track, another Hayes-Rains composition, has a Brooks & Dunn-like dance rhythm, but Hayes's weary, guilt-ridden vocal undermines the words' carefree, partying attitude. --Geoffrey Himes

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CD Reviews

DON'T STOP SINGING!!!!
01/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wade Hayes definitely stands out, his music is so touching and heartfelt. This CD is awesome and who can resist Wade's deep, sexy vocals. I'm old enough to know a great country singer when I hear one."
A MASTER
Phaedra | NEW HAMPSHIRE | 01/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD as with all his others is amazing.. All the songs are well sung and hus voice is to die for. I still can't figure out why he isn't as big as say Kenny Chesney. I think he is more talented than most of the big names out there. I just finally ordered the McHayes CD and can't wait to hear it. I just with Radio and video channels would play him more.. he deserves it. He sings REAL music. He has REAL talent and it's music that is true to country imo"
Great Country Cd
Phaedra | 12/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wade Hayes is great, and I love all his Cds. I love What I Meant To Say and Old Enough To Know Better, and Don't Make Me Come To Tulsa."