Every No. 1 Country Single of the Eighties: T.G. Sheppard, “Do You Wanna Go to Heaven”
Every No. 1 Country Single of the Eighties: George Jones, “He Stopped Loving Her Today”
Every No. 1 Country Single of the Eighties: T.G. Sheppard, “I’ll Be Coming Back For More”
100 Greatest Women, #1: Dolly Parton
100 Greatest Women, #6: Tammy Wynette
A Country Music Conversation, Day 8: “For the Good Times” to “He Stopped Loving Her Today”
A Country Music Conversation, Day 3: “Best Days of Your Life” to “Blood Red and Goin’ Down”
Album Review: LeAnn Rimes, Lady and Gentlemen
Lady and Gentlemen
A new covers album from LeAnn Rimes would likely draw comparisons to her 1999 self-titled effort, which found her covering the likes of Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. But this time, there’s a twist: All of the songs she’s covering were originally recorded by male artists. Thus, Rimes is re-interpreting them in a female perspective.
And while 1999’s LeAnn Rimes album might have given you a feeling that you were listening to really good karaoke singer, as her versions seldom strayed far from the originals, Rimes’ new collection Lady and Gentlemen finds her taking substantial liberties with these classic hits. She even alters lyrics on Waylon Jennings’ “Good Hearted Woman” and “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line” (re-titled as “The Only Mama That’ll Walk the Line”). The songs are given modern, yet reverent, production arrangements, with Rimes adding her own personal style to each one, resulting in a uniquely creative effort.