Web Analytics

Country Side of Bluegrass by Janie Fricke

Janie Fricke, winner of the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist trophy in 1982 and 1983, adds a bluegrass tinge to several of her hits on this release, including the 1982 chart-toppers “Don’t Worry ’Bout Me Baby” and “It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Easy, as well as 1983’s” “Tell Me a Lie” and “He’s a Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen).” She closes the album with a version of Johnny Cash’s signature hit, “Ring of Fire.”

While Janie’s vocals are still vibrant and songs such as “Tell Me a Lie” and “You Don’t Know Love” sound especially suited for a bluegrass remaking, this release offers nothing new for her fans. Country Side is essentially a repackaging of The Bluegrass Sessions, released in 2004. While the vocal quality and song selection are excellent, fans would benefit from fresh music from this superb vocalist.

Don’t miss an issue! Subscribe to Nash Country Weekly.


Recent Music Posts More

More News

Charity Concert Featured Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, Darryl Worley and more
‘Nashville’ show cast members and Brenda Lee among those who paid tribute to the recipients.
Tanya was impressed with Barrett Baber's rendition.
Five hours of “The Joey+Rory Show” to air with special features.
First snow of the season celebrated with collection of songs recorded this summer.