January 21, 2011
Trisha Yearwood put out “Georgia Rain” in 2005. This is almost the same song. The theme, storyline, geography, and even the weather are all identical.
The only differences? It’s not written as well or sung as well. Not even close.
Helpful hint to all aspiring female singers: Don’t get in the ring with Trisha Yearwood. The very best female vocalists on radio today – Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Nettles – they shouldn’t get in the ring with Trisha Yearwood, unless they really are on the top of their game.
“Georgia Rain” isn’t even Trisha Yearwood at the top of her game. It’s one of her less notable singles. But wow, does it wipe the floor with Joanna Smith and her “Georgia Mud.”
Then again, if I’m the only one who even remembers “Georgia Rain”, Smith has nothing to worry about. With the tasteful arrangement that is identifiably country, she might even be hailed as a visionary. At least it’s not a rock record, right?
Listen: Georgia Mud