July 17, 2007
Trisha Yearwood, “Heaven, Heartache & The Power of Love”
You know how I’m always saying that Carrie Underwood is the most gifted female vocalist in country music since Trisha Yearwood?
This is why I say “since Trisha Yearwood.” What a tour de force. Her bluesy, fiery vocal rips into this redemption lyric with such a relentless power it could bring an old-time tent revival to its knees. As is always the case with a Trisha record, the song is rock-solid and Garth Fundis’ production supports and enhances but never overwhelms. But it’s Trisha’s vocal wonders that elevates this from a good record to one for the ages.
Turn it up. Play it loud. Testify. Trisha Yearwood is back.