Terri was born into a musical family, where her grandparents were also country stars. As a teen, Terri listened to records like The Judds, Reba McEntire and Linda Ronstadt. She moved to Nashville after graduating from high school and was signed to Mercury Records in 1994.
This album has a lot of slow songs with a few fun ones thrown in. Terri enjoyed a heavy amount of airplay with "Emotional Girl" and "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me." These songs were great at telling the women that they are in charge of their own destinies. "Something in the Water" is an old-fashioned ballad that almost makes you want to grab the box of tissues. "Any Woman" is also a great ballad.
The album contains an eclectic mix of styles, from rockin' songs, to ballads, & one that is reminiscent of Patty Loveless' style on which she's backed up by Alison Krauss. There's even a bluesy number that's great as well. In the liner notes Terri notes: "I know this album is a slight departure from my first two albums, I just followed my heart and I hope you like what you hear."
Terri has mentioned several times that this is her most "personal" album yet. She co-wrote 8 of the 12 songs here. While there are no tracks that I dislike, I will say that the album is rather ballad-heavy. Most of the songs are either ballads or mid-tempo tunes, with only one upbeat song, "To Tell You Everything."