The Bottom Line
- I Know A Place
- Old Gravel Road
- Freedom Feels Like Loneliness Today
- A little "mainstream" for my tastes.
- Extremely professional debut CD.
- Nine solid songs, no filler.
- Tremendous vocalist.
Guide Review - Hard on the Heart - Sammy Sadler
Sadler's compelling tenor voice reaches for the heights in such lovely ballads as "Freedom Feels Like Loneliness Today" (written by Charles Browder and John Wesley Ryles), and touches the heart with "Nobody Knows." The beautiful title track is rich and lightly laced with steel guitar and delicate fiddle. Sadler definitely knows how to deliver a song with passion. The production, while slick, is not intrusive; Chet Hinesley (producer for Doug Stone) knows to let Sammy's beautiful voice be the compelling spotlight of each track.
For Sadler, this has been a long time coming. He's been more than worth the wait. He brings back a sense of sophistication and style to the more "pop" side of country, a maturity that's been sorely lacking.