March 12, 2007
Jamie O’Neal, “God Don’t Make Mistakes”
The song is decent enough. Nothing spectacular, especially when compared to Loretta Lynn’s “God Makes No Mistakes”, which was a far more interesting song. My real issue with this single is O’Neal’s vocal, something I never thought I’d write. She’s one of my favorite singers because she has a smoky, bluesy voice that’s unlike anyone else out there. But on this single she is doing what can only be called a Martina McBride impression. A casual fan of country music could be excused for thinking it was the latest Martina single. Heck, if I didn’t know it was O’Neal singing, I might make the same mistake.
Listen: God Don’t Make Mistakes