Although considered a country superstar, Wynonna often ventured into other areas---blues, soul, pop, rock, gospel. Wynonna's unique vocal style allowed her to go beyond pure country and TELL ME WHY is evidence of that fact.
The album yielded five top 10 singles including the passionately delivered IS IT OVER YET. Wynonna is a versatile singer, going from sensitive ballads to spirited rockers.
My favorites: along with IS IT OVER YET, Sheryl Crow's funky FATHER SUN, the folksy I JUST DROVE BY and the infectious title track. The album has two missteps, though: the questionable inclusion of the seasonal LETS MAKE A BABY KING (although it's a good song for a Christmas album) and the trite salute to cars and Elvis in JUST LIKE NEW.
Overall, TELL ME WHY is a good showcase for Ms. Judd's vocal skills.