Tammy Cochran signs with Shanachie
Friday, May 11, 2007
– Tammy Cochran, who had two albums on Sony and one hit with "Angels in Waiting" about her late brothers, resurfaced with a record deal with Shanachie. An album she self released earlier this year will be out in July.
"Where I Am," a collection of 12 originals, will be out July 24.
"This album is what I call a songwriter's album," said Cochran. "It's a little peek inside who I am when I'm not performing on stage. These songs have come from personal experiences; either my own, or someone close to me. There are different styles of music on this album too. It gives me a chance to show everyone what I can do."
While Cochran, 37, had a creative hand on a small handful of tracks on her first two albums ("Tammy Cochran" and "Life Happened," whose title track became a Top 15 country hit), "Where I Am" marks Cochran's first project in which she either wrote or co-wrote all of the material.
Cochran said, "I'm proud of the wide variety of music on the album. While I was very proud of my previous work, this is the album I always wanted to do, where I could share things about myself that I never get to when I'm onstage entertaining. I have always gotten a huge positive reaction during my shows to songs that I have written myself, and the tunes here are an extension of that. I put a lot of personal feelings and real life experiences into these songs."
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Tammy Cochran is an optimist. That much was clear in her 2001 hit, "Angels in Waiting," about her two brothers who died of cystic fibrosis. Her new album focuses on less weighty issues - mainly the lifestyle of the single girl - but is filled with the same hopeful tone.
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on with your life in "As Soon as I'm Over You. ...
Even though Tammy Cochran has as much pure vocal power as the next diva, her singing always draws you helplessly into her web, instead of bowling you over. She also has the good sense to choose - or write - songs that tell stories, instead of settling for the kind of half-witted wordplay trying to pass itself off as songwriting these days. A winning album, much like life itself, doesn't just happen: Memorably recorded works of art are created with dedicated love and care, which is exactly how ...
Tammy Cochran is an extraordinary singer. Despite inconsistent material on her self-titled debut, she transcends the formulaic limitations of some of the songs with a determination and depth of feeling that's hard to resist.
At her best, she merits comparison to singers like Ray Price, Barbara Mandrell and Loretta Lynn, among her childhood models. The first song, "I Cry," sets the tone, with her expressive voice giving extra weight to the song, a defiantly upbeat bit of country-pop. ...