CD REVIEW: MYRA ROLEN – TILL YOU FIND THE STRENGTH – BY RITCHIE
RITCHISON FOR COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE AND
Today, Tomorrow and Forever
Till You Find the Strength To Go On
That Could Be Me and You
You’ve Got Me Right Where You Want Me
I Didn’t Mean to Love You
Theres Still a Lot of Love in San Antone
Love is the Fountain
Right or Wrong
(Remember Me) I’m the One Who Loves You
A Place to Fall Apart
If Honky Tonk Heaven is a real place I know who will be fronting the Honky Tonk Angel
Whether it is a Texas two step like the opening Today Tomorrow and Forever or a
beautiful heart wrenching ballad like Wanda Jackson’s Right or Wrong, Myra never fails
to deliver a great vocal performance.
She infuses every song with enough emotion to let you know she’s been there, done
that and got the t-shirt but also that she has learned, grown and risen above anything
that tried to keep her down.
The only drawback to this collection are the duets she does with Justin Trevino. Unlike
Porter and Dolly or George and Tammy, the pairing of Myra’s voice with Justin’s just
doesn’t have the same success. It’s a shame too as Justin did the awesome production
work on this disc and is a great artist in his own right, but put together with Myra there
just isn’t that “magic” that happens with the best duet partners in country music.
This is a solid set from a great honky tonk singer. I’d say Myra Rolen’s Rockin’ Years are
still a good ways off.
Rating 4 out of 5 Stars