This album was sorely overlooked by critics and country radio. The album got some press here in Canada, and had a few hits, but didn't even make the slightest of a mark in the US. Which is a shame, because FEARLESS is her most mature effort in her career so far. The songwriting is personal and endearing, the music is great. She actually worked with Mary Chapin Carpenter on a few songs, and throws in a few covers. She covers the classic Emmylou Harris song "Easy From Now On" (which Emmylou sings backing vocals on) and also does a very stripped back acoustic version of Jann Arden's hit "Good Mother" (which has Jann on background/harmony vocals). The album had a few singles: "A Little Gasoline", "No Fear", "Empty" and "Getting There". "No Fear" was the biggest hit, a song she used as the theme for the Special Olympics in Canada. "Empty" is a very bare and acoustic ballad that is beautiful, and "Getting There" has a lot of humor and truthness to it. Perhaps, to me at least, the most poignant song is "Midnight's Gone", a song about feeling trapped and held back in a small town even though you have these dreams. "Sometimes Goodbye" is another favorite, great lyrics and message, and it could have been a great single. The album is very sparse in its arrangements, very laid back and acoustic for the most part. Other highlights include "The Real Thing", "Take My Time" and more.