Win Patty Loveless’ Mountain Soul II

patty mountain iiUPDATE: Congratulations to the following seven randomly selected (random.org) lucky winners: Chad, Michael, Paul Dennis, Mike, MusicMan, Larry O, and Andrew.

All of these people had very nice and well deserved things to say about Patty Loveless. If you didn’t win, I still urge you to purchase this very solid album when you are able. It will be well worth your money.

We appreciate all of your participation and urge you to keep checking in for another great giveaway.

Winners will be contacted by e-mail.

 

Ever since Patty Loveless released her 2001 landmark album, Mountain Soul, fans have been longing for a continuation of her acoustic based, bluegrass infused masterpiece. Not one to disappoint her fans, Patty Loveless is finally revisiting, after three albums, her critically (and public alike) acclaimed project in the form of Mountain Soul II.

Thanks to the generosity of Gigante Media, Country Universe is pleased to announce that we have copies of Mountain Soul II to give away to seven lucky readers.

All you have to do to be eligible for this contest is to leave a comment saying something nice about Patty Loveless, which shouldn’t be hard to do.

You have until Tuesday, September 29, 9PM EST to enter, at which point seven winners will be randomly selected from the comments.

If you want to increase your chances, be sure to add a comment to our friends over at My Kind of Country as well, who have a giveaway which ends a day earlier.

Good luck!

Track List:

1. Busted
2. Fools Thin Air
3. A Handful of Dust
4. Half Over You
5. Prisoner’s Tears
6. Working on A Building
7. Friends in Gloryland
8. {We Are All} Children of Abraham
9. Big Chance
10. When The Last Curtain Falls
11. Blue Memories
12. You Burned the Bridge
13. Bramble and the Rose
14. Feelings of Love
15. Diamond in My Crown

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80 Responses to Win Patty Loveless’ Mountain Soul II

  1. MarcNo Gravatar

    Well posting first doesn’t sound like good odds.. but… ooooOOOOoooOOOooooOOOooooooooo I wants!

  2. TomNo Gravatar

    i agree blindfolded with everything “steve from boston” will say about her.

  3. Steve from BostonNo Gravatar

    Ha ha Tom…Ok you guys, enough with the warm up comments, I want to hear some real complements about the Queen of Mountain Soul here…I’ll hold off on mine for the time being, and defer to you folks for now….Thanks for doing this Leeann. :)

  4. Rodney in South CarolinaNo Gravatar

    I love me some Patty! Sublime perfection…the quintessential harmony partner for anyone.

    Mountain Soul II has a long haul to outdo Mountain Soul…but as long as it is as good…I can’t wait to own a copy and winning one would be even better!!!

  5. plain_joNo Gravatar

    Patty Loveless is my all time favorite female artist. Her soulful voice gives the feeling that she feels the lyric she sings, which is huge for me. It make her music believable. Can’t wait for Sept. 29th!

  6. She still does music that’s actually country. I can’t think of anything nicer that could be said about her as an artist.

  7. Steve from BostonNo Gravatar

    Quoting Andrew..September 23, 2009 at 8:35 am
    “She still does music that’s actually country. I can’t think of anything nicer that could be said about her as an artist.”

    You echo George Jones here Andrew, this from the liner notes to his Cold Hard Truth album…a caption from a photo with George and Patty:

    “Patty Loveless, a “REAL” country singer whom I love.”

  8. Patty has what I would call the warmest female voice in country music. While I love a lot of her music, and have seen her live, my favorite Patty moment is when I saw her open for Vince Gill, and she came out to duet on “Go Rest High On That Mountain”. You honestly could have heard a pin drop in that auditorium.

  9. MichaelNo Gravatar

    One of the purest voices in country music’s history. Patty’s artistic integrity is unrivaled and her career is one that today’s newer artists could learn from and only dream of having. She only gets better with time and she has one of the strongest, most consistent catalogs out there. The music speaks for itself and will be around long after she is. I’d rather listen to her weakest efforts than just about anything released to mainstream country radio today. PATTY IS A GOD! OK, maybe I’m getting carried away with that last statement, but the rest is true. :) Thank you.

  10. jagerNo Gravatar

    Patty is reason that I started to listen to country music !!

  11. AnnieNo Gravatar

    Patty Loveless speaks to my soul.

  12. Larry ONo Gravatar

    A reviewer once described the “Far Side Banks of Jordan” duet by Patty and Kris Kristofferson as a combination of “gravel and honey.” I loved that, as “honey” is an apt description of the sweet smoothness (or is it smooth sweetness?) of Patty’s peerless voice. Based on my two brief encounters with Patty, I would also have to say “honey” is a good description of her sweet nature. All that, plus artistic integrity and remaining true to her roots. Who can ask for more?

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  14. Patty is basically an angel mixed with awesomeness distilled into sonic goodness.

  15. LynNo Gravatar

    Kentucky never gave us a greater singer than Patty Loveless. THE TRUE Queen of Country…I love her beautiful voice. She’s the greatest!

  16. She still does music that’s actually country. I can’t think of anything nicer that could be said about her as an artist.

    Amen, brutha! Unlike most of her contemporaries, Patty has never sold out.

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  18. JosephNo Gravatar

    Patty Loveless is the reason country music became my favorite genre. Songs like “Here I Am,” “On Your Way Home,” and “My Heart Will Never Break This Way Again” are on almost every playlist I ever make.

  19. DaleNo Gravatar

    I met Patty about six yrs. ago when she was at a local casino. I got backstage to meet her. She is one of the most warmest, appreciative artists I will ever meet who truly adores her fans. She is also beautiful & gracious. It was a joy meeting her!

  20. ChadNo Gravatar

    Patty is one of my all time favorite heart break artists. She can sing a sad song with that break in her voice like no one else.

  21. Music ManNo Gravatar

    Would owning every CD starting with her MCA years Greatest Hits (some cassette tapes of the albums) though all her Epic CD’s, the Bluegrass and White Snow Christmas CD and Sleepless Nights, help me to win Mountain Soul II?

    I will not grovel… I will not grovel…

    Yes, I will grovel…

  22. allisonNo Gravatar

    I love Patty’s soulful voice and ability to make every song her own.

  23. sheldonNo Gravatar

    Down-to-earth, beautiful, feels what she sings, I could go on…Mountain Soul 2 would look pretty good beside my first Mountain Soul (It’s getting lonely…)

  24. MikeNo Gravatar

    Patty can break my heart with one song and restore my faith with the next.

  25. SDNo Gravatar

    Patty’s songs are both heartbreaking and healing.

  26. Steve from BostonNo Gravatar

    I do love this thread! So many eloquent and heartfelt comments for Patty, she deserves every one! :)

  27. Paul DennisNo Gravatar

    Patty Loveless is one of the few female singers today who can sing with both force and subtlety. Like Gene Watson, she is indeed a “singer’s singer”

  28. Cutting The TreacleNo Gravatar

    Was “Mountain Soul” really a “landmark” album?

  29. Joseph BrownellNo Gravatar

    I remember when i was 7 years old running around the house singing Chains and just had to get the cassette tape. Ever since then Patty has stayed true to country music (even if country music radio has not styayed true to Patty). She has cut such radio hits as You Can Feel Bad, I Try to Think About Elvis, Here I Am, and Timber (I’m Falling in Love) to the much maligned albums Strong Heart and Long Stretch of Lonesome (which to this day the title track has helped me get through alot of stuff in my life.) When you add Mountain Soul into the mix, Sleepless Nights into the mix and the soon to be released Mountain Soul II Patty is an artist of immeasurable talent and staying power. Come back to Atlanta Patty! I missed you last year as I was out of town!

  30. I never get tired of listening to her albums. Some artists put 2 or 3 good songs on an album and fill with other songs. I always feel like each song belongs there.

  31. John LNo Gravatar

    Emotional honesty,heartfelt conviction and homegrown authenticity. Patty and Emory’s music embraces all that the genre of country should aspire to.

    And it is a landmark recording.

  32. cuttingthetreacleNo Gravatar

    What makes it a “landmark recording”, John L? It’s a very fine album, but there are lots of very fine bluegrass albums. The fact that a very good country artist made a very good bluegrass album does not a landmark make.

  33. Leeann WardNo Gravatar

    I didn’t make it clear, but I meant “landmark recording” for Patty Loveless, not bluegrass in general/as a whole.

    Thanks for everyone’s great comments so far.

  34. Patty Loveless is the single most consistent artist in the history of music.

  35. Dan MillikenNo Gravatar

    I mean, what really makes anything a “landmark album”? It’s not always sales; it’s influence, historical context, and yeah, artistry. And those are pretty subjective factors. Mountain Soul is one of the most widely revered country/bluegrass albums of the last several decades, and is often referred to as a “masterpiece”; I think that’s reason enough to call it “landmark.”

    Consider: among indie rock fans, Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is held in comparably high regard. Many of us have never heard it, or even of it, and I can’t imagine it’s sold a terrible number of copies overall. But if there’s almost universal acclaim among those who have heard it, who’s to say it’s not a landmark?

  36. ZackNo Gravatar

    I feel that Ms. Loveless has one of the most pure country vocals in country music, (females and males). I would definatly rank her among country’s elite females. I love her 1990’s stuff, and her recent covers album was rocking my Ipod for like 3 weeks. :)
    Love me some Patty! :D

  37. What makes it a “landmark recording”, John L? It’s a very fine album, but there are lots of very fine bluegrass albums. The fact that a very good country artist made a very good bluegrass album does not a landmark make.

    So if we’re all in agreement that it’s a very fine album, why nitpick about whether or not it’s a landmark recording? Why create a controversy just for the sake of it? The comments to this thread are supposed to be positive in nature, for those who want a chance at winning the CD. Chill out.

  38. Sabrina5000No Gravatar

    Well if this cd is 1/2 as good as Mountain Soul 1 was, it’s gonna be a great cd. Patty Loveless sings straight from the heart.

  39. It’s a lot more than half as good, Sabrina.

  40. sheldonNo Gravatar

    Hey cuttingthetreacle…Patty could sing the phone book and it would fall into the “landmark” category for a lot of her fans…keep listening, buddy – you might hear what we hear – eventually… if not – if you win the CD, forward it on to me…

  41. Steve from BostonNo Gravatar

    Patty Loveless faithfully follows her artistic vision.. undistracted by the trendy, she has an instinct and an uncanny feel for the timeless. Patty sings from the very depths of her Appalachian soul, and by always following her heart, she connects deeply with the hearts of her listeners.

    Those who love real Mountain-Country music, adore Patty Loveless.

    She inhabits the very highest pinnacle of artistic integrity…but not only is she the consumate artist…Patty Loveless is also a heck of a lotta fun…. She is the embodiment of country charisma. Her passion for great music is contagious, and she is an absolute delight to watch on stage doing what she she loves and does so well. She has a warm, down-to-earth personality and a great sense of humor. I know of no other singer who combines the roles of artist and entertainer quite so well.

    Patty’s music befriends the listener, and for me has been, and continues to be a source of constant joy, cartharsis, consolation and inspiration. And I know this is true for countless others as well.

    And Patty’s latest masterpiece, Mountain Soul II is yet another labor-of-love and a continued consumation or a career that is still very much on an upward trajectory.

    Patty Loveless is the real deal, the Country ideal, and simply the best we have. She is a National treasure.

  42. TomNo Gravatar

    …kina knew i could trust you on this one blindfoldedly, steve from boston.

  43. Cutting The TreacleNo Gravatar

    Sheldon – “Hey cuttingthetreacle…Patty could sing the phone book and it would fall into the “landmark” category for a lot of her fans…keep listening, buddy – you might hear what we hear – eventually… if not – if you win the CD, forward it on to me”

    Hey, Sheldon, I actually agree with you. If Patty Loveless sang the phone book, some of her fans would believe that to be a landmark album. And that’s kind of my point.

    Razor X: “So if we’re all in agreement that it’s a very fine album, why nitpick about whether or not it’s a landmark recording? Why create a controversy just for the sake of it?”

    Hey, Razor X, there’s a difference between very fine albums and landmark albums. There are many very fine albums. There are few landmark albums. To note the distinction is not to nitpick. But you’re right: it’s probably not “positive” of me to have noted that. But then I’ve never pretended to be a positive person.

    Razor X: “Chill out”.

    Me: “So’s your mother.”

  44. Leeann WardNo Gravatar

    Me: “So’s your mother.”

    Not acceptable here. Anymore comments like that will be deleted.

    The one objective that I set for this thread was to “say something positive about Patty Loveless.” Simple directions that I don’t think was asking too much, considering the nature/purpose of the post.

  45. Leeann WardNo Gravatar

    “Hey, Sheldon, I actually agree with you. If Patty Loveless sang the phone book, some of her fans would believe that to be a landmark album. And that’s kind of my point.”

    First of all, then make your point instead of talking around it, because that’s certainly not the point that I originally gleaned from your comment.
    Second, that’s a ridiculous assertion, anyway, since your comment was directed at my use of the word “landmark”, which I think even you know I wouldn’t apply to all Patty Loveless albums.

  46. Steve from BostonNo Gravatar

    …Quoting Tom:

    “kina knew i could trust you on this one blindfoldedly, steve from boston.”

    Thanks for the vote of confidence Tom, I calls it like I sees it, glad you’re onboard. ;)

  47. Cutting The TreacleNo Gravatar

    Seriously, Leeann? “Chill out” gets an o.k. nod but “So’s your mother” might have to be censored? C’mon Leeann. You’re not that thin-skinned. You seem like one of the cool ones on here: someone who doesn’t get ruffled feathers and hurt feelings if someone like me doesn’t treat the Country Universe as an Amen Corner for the individual tastes of the moderators.

    I guess I could have said something like “Razor X, your statement ordering me to ‘Chill out’ is hurtful and threatening”, but I didn’t. I choose to respond to childish comments with my own even more childish comments.

    But fine. You win. Here goes a “positive” comment about Patty Loveless: I’m positive Patty Loveless would see the humor in “So’s your mother”.

    Leeann: “First of all, then make your point instead of talking around it, because that’s certainly not the point that I originally gleaned from your comment.”

    I don’t understand what you mean here. But in any event, my question was very straightforward: Is Mountain Soul a landmark album. Your answer (it is, as to Patty) was fine by me and it’s one I agree with. Others on here disputed my question. And you know what? That frankly makes for a more interesting board. Who wants to read a bunch of fawning comments about Patty Loveless?

    Leeann: “Second, that’s a ridiculous assertion, anyway”

    I didn’t assert anything. I asked a question that did not explicitly or implicitly assert anything – it was just a cigar and nothing more. And you answered the question. And that’s fine.

  48. Leeann WardNo Gravatar

    Telling someone to chill out is certainly on a different level than saying something juvenile like “so’s your mother.” I think it’s common courtesy to leave people’s mothers out of things. Maybe you meant it as something light, but I’m “thin skinned” enough to take offense to it. It’s like that saying that goes, “I can say something about my family, but if somebody else does it…”

    The assertion I was talking about is you asserting that fans would consider any album of Patty’s to be landmark. To me, that’s an assertion and an overdramatic one at that.

    My aim isn’t to be cool and Country Universe isn’t a ground for “more interesting conversations” at the expense of respectful engagement. We have more integrity than that. We like good debates/provokative discussions and we welcome it the majority of the time, but the purpose of this thread is obvious. It’s to “fawn” over the artist whose album we are giving away. I’m sorry if you disagree, but it is what it is.

  49. Leeann WardNo Gravatar

    To be clear, I never said that we’d delete comments that were negative about Patty (even though it’s not what I intended for the spirit of this thread), but only comments that insulted another commenter, which is a large part and an established part of our comment policy. You can say negative things about her music (as long is it’s done respectfully, of course), but you can also expect some push back.

  50. TomNo Gravatar

    mothers must not be insulted – FULL STOP!

    however, i also found “cutting the treacle’s” question as to whether “mountain soul” is a landmark album or not, a valid and actually rather interesting one. really not a bad starting point for a discussion about a catalogue of music as terrific as patty loveless’ is.

  51. Leeann WardNo Gravatar

    Yes, it is a valid discussion point and one that I did not comment negatively on until things got more elivated. My initial comment/response to the question was simply followed by a clarification by what I meant by “landmark” in the context of my post.

    Debate on, just be respectful about it.

  52. Cutting The TreacleNo Gravatar

    Leeann: “Telling someone to chill out is certainly on a different level than saying something juvenile like “so’s your mother.””

    But “chill out” is still unprovoked and juvenile, ain’t it? And it’s outside the bounds or acceptable conduct, ain’t it? And if you read the posts chronologically, you’ll see that Razor X and Sheldon made personal comments about me first. Continuing with all things juvenilia, they started it. So how come you’re on me like a dog on a 3 legged cat?

    Leeann: “My aim isn’t to be cool and Country Universe isn’t a ground for “more interesting conversations”

    I didn’t say your aim was to be cool. I said you seemed like you were cool. I’m not un-cooling you yet, LA. And I hope anything that advances more interesting conversations would be welcome anywhere. If all you’re looking for is a bunch of people who agree with you, Country Universe will die. I have enough experience with “Us 4 and No More” churches to know what happens when you look for a fawning, yes crowd.

    And finally, I did note that “Mountain Soul” was a very fine album. So there. I did do exactly what you demanded: I directed an appropriately sycophantic comment to Patty.

  53. TomNo Gravatar

    nice job handling this one without resorting to censorship, leeann.

  54. Cutting The TreacleNo Gravatar

    I’m with Tom. I’m for a full stop. And my only point – my original point – was to ask is Mountain Soul a landmark album? That was it.

  55. Leeann WardNo Gravatar

    But “chill out” is still unprovoked and juvenile, ain’t it? And it’s outside the bounds or acceptable conduct, ain’t it? And if you read the posts chronologically, you’ll see that Razor X and Sheldon made personal comments about me first. Continuing with all things juvenilia, they started it. So how come you’re on me like a dog on a 3 legged cat?

    Okay, I give you that “chill out” is a directive that often provokes annoyance, but I also say that “so’s your mother” implies a whole other thing, even though it seems innocent enough. I may be alone in this, but it still seems much different and more personal than a “chill out” comment.

    I’m going to try to stay out now, because this has already gotten out of hand and I take much of the responsibility for that at this point.

  56. Leeann WardNo Gravatar

    To your question, I think Dan’s point was good, but I’ll also reiterate that I was merely referring to Patty’s catalog. As far as bluegrass as a whole, I’m not familiar with the genre enough to even attempt to answer that question. I don’t know how the bluegrass community/officionados perceive the album.

  57. Steve from BostonNo Gravatar

    OK, I gotta weigh in here…for Cutting the Treacle to call the positive posts on this thread “fawning” and “sycophantic” is insulting to the vast majority of people who have posted positive comments about Patty here.

    We all realize that the drawing is random, we are not attempting to curry anyone’s favor to improve our chances of winning…these comments are from the heart to pay tribute to a beloved and extremely talented artist who has been unfairly neglected by “country” radio and TV in recent years.

    Most everyone here understands the purpose of the tread and are here out of respect and affection for Patty Loveless. The insinuation that our comments are “fawning” and “sycophantic” is WAY out of line. Believe it or not, some people in this age of cynicism still do speak from the heart.

  58. Cutting The TreacleNo Gravatar

    Steve from Boston: “Cutting the Treacle to call the positive posts on this thread “fawning” and “sycophantic” is insulting to the vast majority of people who have posted positive comments about Patty here”

    I didn’t say the positive posts on here were fawning or sycophantic. All I did was ask if Mountain Soul was a “landmark” album. And Leeann replied that, as to Patty Loveless, it was. And I agree with that sentiment. And then others posted about how I don’t know how to listen to music, or how I need to “chill out” or how “landmark” is defined. And I responded. And as I noted earlier, when I’m the subject of juvenile comments, I’ll return more juvenile comments. When someone wants to pull me into gutter, I’ll drag them into the sewer. In other words, I fight fire with fire. And whatever else is at my disposal.

    Now, that hyperbole aside, much of this is just fooling around. I don’t have any quibble with Leeann. If Leeann and her husband are ever in Philly, they should give me a call. I’ll take them to the Tin Angel and buy them a couple beers. And I don’t even have a problem really with Razor X or Sheldon. A beer for them too if they ever slum it to Philly.

    My only quibble is treating someone asking a legitimate question as having done soemthing out of bounds. You cannot operate a site that allows comments and then act as if digression isn’t permitted (even when that digression is in response to a post). Anyway, SfB, as far as I’m concerned, this was wrapped up with my previous comment. But thank you for calling and sharing, and shall we take our next call please.

  59. Dan MillikenNo Gravatar

    “And Leeann replied that, as to Patty Loveless, it was. And I agree with that sentiment. And then others posted about how I don’t know how to listen to music, or how I need to “chill out” or how “landmark” is defined.”

    I just posted about the definition of “landmark” because it was relevant to the discussion you started. I don’t think that gesture deserves to be lumped in with criticisms of your tastes or attitude; it was a natural follow-up to the question you posed, and had nothing to do with you personally.

    But from some of what you’ve said, it sounds like you might have meant your question exclusively for Leeann. If that’s the case, I apologize for misinterpreting.

  60. Cutting The TreacleNo Gravatar

    Noted and conceded. A Philly beer for Dan too.

  61. Leeann WardNo Gravatar

    Dan’s actually the cool one around here.:)

  62. Dan MillikenNo Gravatar

    Oh man. Only in the blogosphere could I ever be deemed “the cool one.” Maybe I should just forsake my human form and become a blogging software of some kind.

    Party at Treacle’s!

    (And incidentally, Leeann is just being modest. She’s actually quite a badass. I heard she punched out some dude at an especially intense Vince concert just ’cause she didn’t like his song requests.)

  63. Leeann WardNo Gravatar

    Actually, I am oddly strong. And someone really said something rude about Vince today, in my real life, that kinda made me want to kick her ass.:)

  64. Kevin J. CoyneNo Gravatar

    Hi everybody!

  65. I’m tempted to jump back into this discussion but I don’t think we should let Cutting The Treacle hijack this thread any further.

  66. Steve from BostonNo Gravatar

    Hi Kevin, what do you like most about Patty Loveless?

  67. Steve from BostonNo Gravatar

    OK this may sound a little corny, this little ditty I came up with, but I think there’s a lot of truth to it:

    Patty Loveless is the real deal
    the authentic Country ideal
    a master of Mountain melisma
    and Queen of Country charisma.

    ;)

  68. Kevin J. CoyneNo Gravatar

    Steve,

    I like Patty’s more aggressive material that reveals her Ronstadt influence. I love the contrast of her pure country voice against electric instrumentation. She also does this head-banging country thing that I dig (“Keep Your Distance”, “You Don’t Seem To Miss Me”‘s bridge).

    I’m looking forward to her doing another contemporary country album. These classic country and mountain music records, she’s just shooting fish in a barrel.

  69. Steve from BostonNo Gravatar

    Love it… great post and a unique take on a distinct facet of Patty’s appeal there Kevin. And what you call Patty’s “head-banging country” :D I think she calls “Mountain rock”…I think we can add “Halfway Down” to that list? Love what she does with the Lauderdale stuff.

    And her pure country vocals vs electric instrument contrast thing is very cool as well. (“She Drew A Broken Heart”, “Everybody’s Equal in the Eyes of Love”…)

    Shooting fish in a barrel with the classic country and mountain stuff comes as naturally to Patty as breathing..no doubt about it.

    If memory serves me, I recall that Patty told Blake that she would like to make an album of new material with a classic Country sound.(I’m hoping for that as well)..and in this current round of interviews, she she seems to be indicating that a future project might have a rock and bluesy edge…That would be cool, but I certainly hope it wont be a complete departure, I cannot imagine Patty dispensing entirely with fiddle and steel…I fear that would bring on the Apocalypse. ;)

  70. Christine LNo Gravatar

    I was finally lucky enough to see Patty Loveless live for the first time this past January as she toured to support “Sleepless Nights.” The venue was fantastic– a small theatre in the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York City. She and her band looked so great against the glass pane that looked out on the city lights. I have followed her on TV appearances at such events as the CMAs and always wanted a chance to see her live. At this event, my expecations were exceeded– she sounded absolutely superb live. When she sang “You Don’t Seem to Miss Me,” I cried. That song for me captures a moment in time in my youth– when I was first going to college and so homesick. Patty’s music helped me to get through those times and I continue to enjoy her new material. Love ya, Patty!

  71. sheldonNo Gravatar

    Uh Oh…..

    To Cutting the Treacle and Leeann Ward,

    Just wanted to say that I never meant any bad feelings from my post – I really did mean it as a good-natured poke – I have a sarcastic sense of humor and I guess it comes across in print as being a jack-ass sometimes, which was truly never intended (I would take a bullet for Dolly Parton…That has GOT to make me a good person, right? heh heh…) I guess I made my remark because Leeann did say “Leave a comment saying something nice” which isn’t out of the question, seeing as they are handing out free Patty Loveless CDs – It wouldn’t be right to give someone a CD they probably didn’t want in the first place…That said, it is nice to hear everyone’s opinion – good and bad. And you are right – “Mountain Soul” being a landmark album depends on who you ask. Leeann and countless others (including me) think it is, but you have every right under the sun to think it isn’t.
    And Leeann – sorry that I may have contributed to the problem.

    Now, Treacle and Leeann – lets do like Obama and meet for some beers to show the world we are “ok” with each other…We’ll meet on the front lawn of Dollywood, I’ll smuggle in the beer (damn dry Pigeon Forge) and we’ll keep Kevin, Dan, Lynn, and the other reporters back far enough so they won’t hear what we’re talking about.

    If I win the damn CD after all this everyone will think it’s fixed…

  72. dale schmuckerNo Gravatar

    patti is true country music, no pop mix with it. I love her voice also.

  73. ikkinlalaNo Gravatar

    Patty Loveless has a gorgeous voice. I’d love a chance to win this CD if Canadians may enter.

  74. Patty Loveless’ voice is gorgeous, as is her songwriting. Would that we had a few more country artists with her talent!

    Love what y’all have done with the site, Leeann. :-)

  75. BetsyBlueNo Gravatar

    When my husband and I were still together we listened to Patty all of the time. Now that my heart has been totally broken into a million pieces I find it difficult to listen to her music. But with a new album – like a new start – I might have to take the chance of letting a little of the past show up again. Maybe…….

  76. T PartridgeNo Gravatar

    The first song I ever heard by Patty Loveless was “After All” and I knew she was going to be one of my favorite singers. Based on that song, I had her pegged as a Ronstadt clone, but thank goodness she grew into her own as an artist and went in her own direction. A Patty Loveless album would never disappoint me, no matter what type of music she does. In that respect, she is a lot like Linda Ronstadt.

  77. LanibugNo Gravatar

    She will always have in my mind a classic pure country voice.

  78. Leeann WardNo Gravatar

    Just letting you all know that the winners have been drawn/announced.

  79. Cutting The TreacleNo Gravatar

    Razor X: “I’m tempted to jump back into this discussion but I don’t think we should let Cutting The Treacle hijack this thread any further.”

    Me: I never hijacked anything. But thank you for calling and sharing and shall we take our next call please?

    Sheldon: “Now, Treacle and Leeann – lets do like Obama and meet for some beers to show the world we are “ok” with each other…”

    Me: I’ll bring the beers. You bring the Leeann.

  80. RichNo Gravatar

    This album is nothing short of a masterpiece! but what could anyone expect from an artist of her talent, I was a little leary of her taking some of her previous cuts and singles and re-doing them, well, shame on me for ever doubting her! Blue Memories, Half Over You, Handful Of Dust & Feeling Of Love (all from her MCA & Sony days) are incredible, as are the other tracks, I love Children Of Ambraham, I home she keeps recording for a long time to come..Patty keep singing and I’ll keep buying..I have had the distinct pleasure of meeting Patty on 4 occasions, she is, just like her music… A class act!