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CD: HILARY SCOTT – Freight Train Love

Freight Train Love
Freight Train Love – Help – Get Your Love –
Diamonds – Losing You – Flowers On Mars – Whiskey Bottle Day – If You
Don’t Love Me – Lotta Love – Didn’t Make It Alive
This very gifted beautiful and lovely country girl came all
the way from St. Louis, Missouri, to LeMars in 2014 for some Rural
Roots Music Commission honor and respect.  She’s right back with another
incredibly lovely CD, many of the songs her own originals.  I do enjoy
listening to older country music artists that stay with the original
‘seed’ of what country music really is, but I also like to hear what
young people without millions of dollars to make them stars also do with
the ‘seed.’  I once heard it took 15-million dollars to make Garth
Brooks a star.  Not sure that’s true, but I’m very glad Hilary Scott
does not have that same kind of money.  I’m afraid it would ruin her
very beautiful originality, that she expresses so well, with and without
love in these songs.  Believe it or not, I believe the (I believe it’s
an old Hammond) organ on these tracks add not distract from her explicit
and stone-cold truth-telling voice revealing the win-lose side of
love.  Some call Hilary a ‘folk’ or ‘root’ singer, and yes I believe
that could be the case, but she’s much more than that.  Hilary sings the
truth, the very ‘seed’ that made original country music so likable.  No
‘phony’ here, no need for it, or that 15-million dollars.  Why? 
Because the truth is better, and Hilary has that in her voice, her
being, her ‘reason’ for being in music in the first place.  You can
probably see that I’m a ‘believer’ especially in the original and very
satisfying ‘sound’ of Hilary Scott.  There’s lots of modern expression
from the instruments on this CD, but it’s not loud or distorting.  It
doesn’t ‘hide’ the lovely voice of Hilary, and it remains ‘expressive’
just as it should.  What a nice surprise for me to hear this lovely
girl’s voice, imagination, purpose, dedication, and ‘music seeds’ to
close out my ‘listening’ time for today.  Thanks Hilary, get
ready because this CD goes to the Rural Roots Music Commission too. 
It’s early in the season, but get set and ready to go.  Look out Alison
Kraus, you have competition.

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