2008, saw the release of “For You”, the second CD, from Holly Tucker, 15 year-old, country singer/songwriter, from Central Texas. The four-song project, recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, in June, by producer/engineer Sean Neff, at “The Grip”, the home-based studio, of Jay Demarcus, of Rascal Flatts fame, is a product of a friendship, and partnership, between Holly, and Chris K. Wommack, gifted singer/songwriter/keyboardist, who penned seven of the songs, on her first CD release, “It’s About Time”, also available on cdbaby.
Holly performs regularly, in her region, of the country, and the experience is definitely evident, in the maturity of her voice, on this latest offering. She has a “color” in her voice that is very unique, and difficult to define, by comparing her to any other female singer. She has the power of a Martina McBride, the vocal agility of a Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts), or Mariah Carey, the tenderness of Tricia Yearwood, and the range of Carrie Underwood.
Listeners will enjoy the “sassy”, but clean, “Take It Like A Man” for it’s radio-ready, rockin’ country sound, spiced up with a bit of girl-power attitude. As the record flows to the second cut, “Anymore” the mood changes to a tearful expression of a girl’s love for her guy, even though he refuses to allow it. “You’re It” will have you kickin’ up your heels to a “Western Swing”-style, driving backbeat, as the smooth lyrics describe a
girl with a big crush on her guy. The record closes with “All Those Happy Endings”, a haunting melody that tells the story of a girl, whose broken- family situation, has her longing for the fairy-tale life she has never been able to experience.
All songs were recorded, by the same A-list, Nashville session players, Larry Franklin (fiddle), J.T. Corenflos (electric guitars), Dan Dugmore (lap, and pedal steels), Pat McGrath (acoustic guitars), Dennis Wade (keyboards), Steve Brewster (drums), Mike Brignardello (bass guitar), and Sean Neff (acoustic, and electric guitars). Neff skillfully recorded, mixed, and mastered the entire independent project, there at “The Grip”, as if he were being supported by a “major label” budget.
Although only a four-song offering, “For You” is a must addition, to any young-country music collection. Order your copy today!