Overall, I appreciated the traditional country feel through this entire album, especially the use of a lot of steel guitar throughout, which is one of my favorite instruments and missing too much in today’s country. As a whole, it was very soothing and kind of an escape. Not an album that I would listen to over and over again, but enjoyable for its traditional country qualities. This is just the kind of country music that my dad would have enjoyed. Although, I don’t think it would fit at all in today’s country market or receive radio airplay. Michelle Turley‘s voice was ok, but not great and had a sort of yodeling quality to it that I was sure she would break out yodeling any minute. Never been a huge fan of yodeling, but it does take some skill to do. I wouldn’t say that there was any point in this album that really stood out to me and wowed me, though.
My favorite song on the album was the duet “What If” with Jay Tighe. A pretty ballad. “Doin’ Time” was a fun, uptempo song that I would expect to hear coming out of the doors of any of the honky tonks on Broadway.
“Stand In Line” was probably my least favorite of the album. Just too slow in the beginning and I got that little bit of yodeling that I was expecting to come.
Notably, Michelle Turley wrote or co-wrote every song on this album.
For more information about Michelle Turley, go to her site: www.reverbnation.com/michelleturley
Rated 2 out of 5 stars.