Carrie Underwood - Play On
(I was shocked & pleasantly surprised to discover this in HMV yesterday - a first perhaps? - a Country cd on the shelves on the release date!)
Carrie once again proves why she's one of the top artists in Country today on her sixth album, Play On. A nice blend of Traditional & Country-Pop. There is plenty fiddle, steel guitar and banjo, yet again smashing the ongoing "she's not Country" argument of the anti-fans.
Having co-written 7 of the tracks here her detractors can no longer whine endlessly about her not writing any of her own material - and the tracks she had a hand in here prove she's a great songwriter as well as having that great voice we've come to love.
A few of the songs are very reminiscent of Dolly, Reba & Martina, and her vocals put Carrie right up there with the legends of not just Country but all genres.