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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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. ...
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 ...
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. ...