August 12, 2008
Patty Loveless is back with the first track from her much-anticipated classic covers album. “Why, Baby, Why”, her version of the 1955 George Jones song, is brimming with attitude and is a satisfying trip down memory lane.
While a number of country acts have released their own take on “Why, Baby, Why”, Loveless’ energy and enjoyment give the song new life. Loveless revels in the sheer excitement of the music, and she makes her character defiant, yet desperate to rekindle the flame. She gets into the honky tonk groove, begging her man to pay her some attention and “appreciate a good thing”. No worries, Patty, true country fans will appreciate this introduction to the new album, Sleepless Nights, set for release on September 9.
Written by Darrell Edwards and George Jones
Listen: Why Baby Why
Buy: Why Baby Why