Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tiffany - Rose Tattoo by Chuck Dauphin

OK…..I know what you’re thinking….Here comes another Pop star who “has always been Country” trying to make it in the genre. Well, in this case, you couldn’t be more wrong. Actually before “All This Time” and “I Think We’re Alone Now,” there was a ten year old who opened for George Jones and also performed on Ralph Emery’s Nashville Now years ago. She actually wanted to pursue a Country career, but with Music City not wanting to sign someone so young, her backers decided to take her in another direction---which led to the top of the Pop charts.

So….that being said, I’ve gotta admit this is a pretty fine album----by anyone’s standards. I see no reason why any of these songs should not be on the radio. Tiffany is just as Country as many who are having huge hits in the genre today, and there is no denying her talent----as a vocalist or a songwriter. Writing seven of the eight cuts here, you can tell this is a very personal piece of work, and it shows. Songs like “Feel The Music” and “Just That Girl” would fit quite nicely on the airwaves alongside Carrie and Taylor. But, there’s quite a bit more to Tiffany than just radio hooks. She can still carry the goods on an emotional level.

“He Won’t Miss Me” and “Just Love Me” allow her to show the range in her voice, which has only gotten stronger over time. The surprise of the album is the smoldering “Love You Good,” about a Cajun voodoo queen. Someone who is just a “singer” might not be able to pull this off, because you have to throw yourself into it, and does she! This song is one of the more spicier songs I have heard in the format in some time---so much so that you might even sweat listening to it!

I really hope she’s given an honest shot. She’s lived here for three years now, and has really gotten involved with Nashville’s creative community. This is as authentic modern country as you will find anywhere, and deserves to be heard by the masses!

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