Being a songwriter I think about what makes a hit song quite a bit and I think I can spot one when I hear it. I was very happy to receive this CD because it is full of new hit songs. I know when a song is a hit when I wake up hearing one and with this CD it is happening all the time. This band is a real hit machine with a surprising number of very strong songs on the album. Dianne has an excellent voice and handles country in a sort of blues manner that reminds me of Janis Joplin but without any of the rasp. She has a clear, sweet, rich, full tone that gives the music a sound very different than most other country music I've heard. I'd list the songs to watch for as hits but it is too long and almost encompasses the entire CD. This is definitely one to check out if you like innovative country music that will stay in your mind and keep you coming back for more. The great looking cover was done by the English artist Andrea Sutton and sets the CD off nicely. At the time the art work was done she was 10 years old and is now 11. You can hear some of it and get ordering information at her web site at :

Dianne Rhodes and the Stone Eagle Band

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