June 21, 2011
Few titles could be a less apt description for the singer delivering the song. What’s more surprising is that after establishing herself as a songwriter in Nashville, her first major single release was written by somebody else.
Curly Putman’s song has a few clever turns of phrase, and Parton’s bubbly persona is lurking just beneath the surface, even if it hasn’t quite bubbled up yet. As with most of her pre-RCA work on Monument, she sings in a slightly higher register and the confidence isn’t fully there yet. But the potential is.
Written by Curly Putman
Listen: Dumb Blonde