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100 Proof - Potent Country Music,
This review is from: 100 Proof (Audio CD)
Pickler's third studio album finally finds the woman in her stride. From the opening honky-tonk trio; to the deeply personal 'Mother's Day' and 'Letter'; to the beautiful 'Rockaway' and '100 Proof': this album is a testiment to what country music SHOULD be all about in 2012 and onwards. An album hasn't sounded this fresh since Lee Ann Womack's 'There's More Where That Came From', and certainly takes on Eric Church's 'Chief' to boast the finest collection of songs since LAW's 2005 release.
Much as Womack, Pickler isn't enjoying much radio-attention of late, as programmers opt for the sappy, pop productions cater-made for the teenage audience. I'd be surprised if they embrace an actual COUNTRY record, but heck, even if they don't, it doesn't matter. This is better than anything they'll play in their top 40 spins.
If you only dabble in one country release this year, let it be this.