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Jamie O'Neal, Capitol Nashville split

Thursday, July 5, 2007 – After one album, Jamie O'Neal has split with Capitol Nashville. O'Neal had one hit with Capitol, "Somebody's Hero," in 2005 from the CD "Brave." But follow-up singles "I Love My Life" and "God Does Not Mistakes" did little on the charts with the latter only reaching 47.

O'Neal, born in Australia, had more success with Mercury, her first record label, releasing "Shiver," (2000) which yielded the hits "There is No Arizona" and "When I Think About Angels."

She took time off to have a daughter and never released a second album for the label.

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Eternal CD review - Eternal
Jamie O'Neal's latest disc, only her third, is a surprise. First and most important is the music itself, which is comprised of country classics except for the closing song. One would not have expected that from a singer considered part of the pop country school. Second, O'Neal is one of those singers who seemingly disappeared for good after early success. She scored two number ones right out of the chute in 2000 with the poppy "There is No Arizona" and "When I Think About Angels. »»»
Brave CD review - Brave
It's been four years since Jamie O'Neal's debut album, "Shiver," brought the native Australian three Grammy nominations and Best New Artist of awards from Billboard and the Academy of Country Music. Newly signed to Capitol, O'Neal kicks off her second album, in overdrive with the single "Tying to Find Atlantis." The fiddle and drum-powered country rocker is a showcase for her breathy, in-your-face vocals. She follows with "Na+ve," a mid-tempo, '80s-style pop tune, "Somebody's Hero," a heartfelt »»»
Shiver
Australian-born and a veteran of the road with her family's band The Murphys, Jamie O'Neal has also done time singing backup for Kylie Minogue and writting songs for Chely Wright, Clay Davidson and Tammy Cochran. Her own voice has taken a while to be heard, but with this debut CD, her sultry, soulful vocals are now front and center. Dolly Parton's '70's era pop-country is a natural reference to O'Neal's music, and she even reveals a bit of a Dolly-esque warble on songs like "Frantic. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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