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Allison Moorer - Alabama Song

Allison Moorer - Alabama Song

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From the Carter sisters to Kitty Wells to Reba McEntire, female country stars have been at the center of the genre. Allison Moorer is another of the strong female artists that help to keep the traditions of the genre alive and well. “Alabama Song” is one of her best albums at proving this.
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Pros

  • "Alabama Song"
  • "A Soft Place To Fall"
  • "Easier To Forget"

Cons

  • None.

Description

  • Produced by Kenny Greenberg & Doyle Primm.
  • 10 of 11 songs written or co-written by Allison Moorer.
  • Released by MCA Records Nashville.

Guide Review - Allison Moorer - Alabama Song

Life has a funny way of turning tough spots and tragedies in one’s life into something good. For Allison Moorer that tough spot was witnessing the death of her parents. But instead of that tragedy causing Allison to go insane, she instead turned to music (as did older sister Shelby Lynne). “Alabama Song” arrived in 1998 to much critical acclaim. The first single, “A Soft Place To Fall” was one of the featured tracks from the Robert Redford film “The Horse Whisperer.” The song would go on to be nominated for an Oscar for “Best Original Song.”

As good as “A Soft Place To Fall” is as a song, there’s a lot more to “Alabama Song” than the one song. One of those songs is the title track which, using her smoky and sultry voice, Allison describes her home state of Alabama. “Tell Me Baby” is the lone song not written by Allison and she performs it here as a tribute to its writer Walter Hyatt, who died in a plane crash. Other standout tracks on the CD include the traditional country of “Long Black Train” (not to be confused with Josh Turner’s song of the same name) and “Set You Free.” “Easier To Forget” is another great track.

While this album went commercially unnoticed, it is by and large one of Allison Moorer’s best that she’s recorded so far. So, if you’re looking for a wonderful album from a wonderful female country artist then check out Allison Moorer’s “Alabama Song.”

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