This review is from: I Hope You Dance (Audio CD)This is a wonderful album. It's very mellow in that the songs are mostly ballads and mid-tempo. It's also a modern country album, but retains a little bit of traditional country. "Ashes By Now" and "Does My Ring Burn Your Finger" are traditional, but not too traditional for me to enjoy.
"Does My Ring Burn Your Finger" is the best song on the album and my favorite; the opening guitar work in the beginning is so magnificent that I keep putting that part on repeat, and her drawl expresses the attitude in the song. I love sassy attitude songs. :)
The rest of the songs have enjoyable melodies except for "Lonely Too," which doesn't stand out. "The Healing Kind," "Why They Call It Falling," and "Stronger Than I Am" are especially touching ballads.
This is a very smooth album and it keeps the mellow mood throughout, even on the faster tempo songs. It's a fantastic album.