Trisha Yearwood, George Strait, Alabama, Pam Tillis offer new CDs
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Trisha Yearwood, George Strait, Alabama, Pam Tillis offer new CDs

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 – Trisha Yearwood makes her label debut, George Strait releases another hits package, Alabama goes live and Pam Tillis goes the holiday route in new CDs out today.

Yearwood's "Heaven, Heartache & the Power of Love" (Big Machine) marks her label after spending her entire career at MCA. The first single is "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love."

George Strait is out with "22 More Hits" (MCA Nashville). Since "50 Number Ones" apparently wasn't enough for Strait's fans, he's back with more of his hits, even if they didn't reach the top of the charts. The new set includes one new song, "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls."

Alabama, the most successful group in the history of country music with 42 number 1 singles, will release its final concert tour recordings through Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. "Alabama: The Last Stand," a collection of previously unreleased recordings made during Alabama's 2003 farewell tour, streets Nov. 13.

The 12-song release features several of Alabama's biggest hits, including "The Closer You Get," "Old Flame," "Forty Hour Week," "Feels So Right" and "The Fans."

Pam Tillis gets in the holiday spirit with "Just in Time for Christmas" (Stellar Cat), her second release this year and also put out on her own label. Following 10 years of performing holiday shows, Tillis is finally releasing a holiday album. The disc is a mix of down home country and uptown torch. Tillis picked the songs because they were favorites for both her and her live audiences. "Silent Night," "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve," "Pretty Paper" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas" are a few of the songs on the disc. Tillis also added three new compositions. Mel Tillis, Pam's father, does a duet as well as nieces and nephews to do some background vocals by the fire.


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CD review - PrizeFighter: Hit after Hit Trisha Yearwood is better known these days for being on the Food Network for her cooking show and publishing cookbooks plus being Mrs. Garth Brooks than she is for her own recording career. "Prizefighter" is a greatest hits collection plus with 10 hits and 6 new songs, going all the way back with her career song and debut single, "She's in Love With the Boy," which still resonates 23 years later. There are the upbeat ("XXXs and OOO's" and "Heaven, ...
CD review - Heaven, Heartache & the Power of Love The record label may have changed for Trisha Yearwood, but one thing that did not is her powerful voice. Yes, she can turn it on, demonstrating the depth of feeling (the uptempo "They Call It Falling for a Reason" by Jim Collins and Matraca Berg, who produced the song), but she is also not a Johnny one note either by overdoing it. Yearwood mixes it up between tender and strong within a few bars ("This Is Me You're Talking To" and particularly "The Dreaming Fields"). ...


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