The Bottom Line
- "God Bless The Soldier"
- "Prettiest Flower There"
- "Forever Ain't That Long Anymore"
- The album cover seems to be "out of place."
- Rhonda Vincent's twelfth album.
- Appearances by Dolly Parton and Bobby Osborne.
- Twelve tracks without a bad one in the bunch.
Guide Review - Rhonda Vincent - All American Bluegrass Girl
Title track and first song, "All American Bluegrass Girl," comes right out of the gate and describes the overall feel of the album. "Bill (Monroe) might be from Kentucky, Jimmy (Martin) from Tennessee... I'm an All American Bluegrass girl as proud as I can be" Rhonda sings in the first few lines. "Forever Ain't That Long Anymore" is a beautiful song, even if the subject matter isn't the happiest. Dolly Parton sings harmony on "Heartbreaker's Alibi." "God Bless The Soldier" is one of two songs giving support to the troops. The other is "Till They Came Home."
"Jesus Built A Bridge To Heaven" is a favorite because of the story-telling aspect to the lyrics in addition to the background harmonies. "Prettiest Flower There" is about a grieving family who lost a special loved one. "Angels stood at attention when she was called away," is one of my favorite lines; "Heaven's choir played her anthem as they welcomed one so rare" was another. "Ashes Of Mt. Augustine" is an instrumental, something I've come to enjoy from Rhonda and her band, The Rage.