Hello all, I am back with a new recommendation! I’ve been thinking about this one for a while since my last entry and I’ve always had this next song on my list: there was never any doubt that I would use it. But, before that, I’ve got to give out another shout-out to The 9513 (which has recently been redesigned) for their very fine gift to me: a digital copy of Josh Turner‘s latest album, Everything Is Fine. They gave it to me for free, because I simply made a post at their site for their one-year anniversary and I won randomly, along with thirty-nine other people! I had thought about giving away select free iTunes music before, but I never knew how to do it, so that gave me some ideas for later, so check back for that ;-). With Thanksgiving coming around so soon, this next recommendation is somewhat related because it deals with a very special member of the family who one cannot thank enough: Mom.
My seventeenth recommendation is: Rebecca Lynn Howard’s “No One’ll Ever Love Me” from her 2005 No One’ll Ever Love Me – Single album on iTunes. This is the first song that I’ve ever reviewed that is just a single and not part of any released album, and it’s available right through iTunes, so you better get it fast, in case iTunes ever takes it off. I was first introduced to Rebecca Lynn Howard‘s music through her (only) hit radio single, “Forgive” years ago. Even though, I don’t really consider that song that country, it was a superb way to highlight her fascinating power country vocals to the audience, and I really liked the video that came with it. After hearing the song a considerable amount on the radio, I already liked her, and eventually, I heard her duet with Ronnie Dunn on “If I Could Only Win Your Love” and WOW…such a traditional country song and so catchy with their vocals and the honky-tonk feel (the duet is from the immensely awesomeness of the Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’: Songs of the Louvin Brothers tribute album, which I’ll choose a song from later on in a future entry). Anyway, Rebecca is severely underrated and you can hear more of her vocal work on her debut self-titled album and Forgive, and other projects, like background harmonies in Patty Loveless‘s Mountain Soul and Vince Gill‘s These Days.