Terri Clark has the best single this time around.
BUDDY JEWELL “So Gone” (Columbia)
CATHERINE BRITT & ELTON JOHN “Where We Say Goodbye” (RCA)
A satisfying pairing between a pop legend and a country newcomer; unlike John’s duet with LeAnn Rimes a few years back, this one is clearly a country song.
CHELY WRIGHT “The River” (Dualtone)
Like a river, this goes on forever….
DARRYL WORLEY “I Love Her, She Hates Me” (DreamWorks)
A very entertaining stone-country bar anthem.
DIERKS BENTLEY “Come A Little Closer” (Capitol)
He doesn’t quite have the vocal maturity to pull this off, but he’s almost there.
GRETCHEN WILSON “All Jacked Up” (Columbia)
She’s trying way too hard to recreate “Redneck Woman.”
LONESTAR “You’re Like Coming Home” (RCA)
Nothing to write home about.
TERRI CLARK “She Didn’t Have Time” (Mercury)
A fully believable and flawlessly told story about a single mom getting by. Clark understands a woman’s strength is measured by her resilience during the day, not by how many drinks she can down at night.