If you can hear the title track and not be moved to tears, you have no heart.
Tennessee is a song I’ve been trying to write for 10 years. There are very few writers who can use so few words and still paint so vivid a picture.
Little Devil comes across as flirty, You Know I Love You Baby is almost sultry.
I’m Not the Only One Asking is a full-blooded conversation, which puts most of what passes for Contemporary Christian music to shame.
I just can’t get enough of this new collection.
Of course, considering the fact that I’ve been in full testosterone mode today, you might ask how a 42-year old Nascar Republican computer-geek could be going ga-ga over a female singer-songwriter. One that probably hangs out in Hillsboro Villiage with Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle. How girly-man of me.
Well, good writing is good writing. And even though I’ve put out a few decent songs in my time, this young lady is in another league. And her voice, oh that voice! Listen to Angel Doves from her first CD. I can’t put into words how beautiful her voice is on that song.
So I say to you: embrace your inner coffee-house, clove cigarette-smoking, Prius driving girly man. To hear the heavenly music of Mindy Smith is worth it.
Then, go shoot off a few M-80’s and say “How ’bout them Titans” to your male friends. No one ever has to know…