Paul Overstreet - A Songwriter's Project Vol 1

Friday 16th November 2001
Paul Overstreet - A Songwriter's Project Vol 1
Paul Overstreet - A Songwriter's Project Vol 1

STYLE: Country
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Scarlet Moon 1622901000

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

As far as I'm concerned Paul Overstreet is the poet laureate of country music, able to pen stone classics like George Jones' "Same Old Me" and Randy Travis' "Forever And Ever Amen". This delightful set shows he sings his compositions beautifully as well. Occasionally his versions here, recorded at his home studio on his farm west of Nashville, don't quite have the magic of the hits (Randy Travis' "Forever And Ever Amen" would be impossible to beat). Other times they outshine earlier renditions (Paul's delicious version of "When You Say Nothing At All" leaves Ronan Keating's pallid version for dead). Largely songs about relationships but ones shining with the images and convictions of Paul's very real Christian faith. Real country for the connoisseur.

(photo caption) Paul Overstreet

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Posted by Steve in BC Canada @ 05:49 on Aug 24 2006

I haven't heard Paul's version of When You Say Nothing at All yet (hopefully soon), but I would compare it to Keith Whitley or Alison Krauss's versions rather than Ronan Keating's pop version.


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