Entertainment Weekly - 11/5/99, p.81
"...Rimes' wondrous voice keeps getting better....[she] cuts loose on the honky-tonkin' yodel-fest 'Lovesick Blues'....the fun is contagiously youthful..." - Rating: B-
Personnel includes: LeAnn Rimes (vocals); Darrell Holt (conductor, vibraphone); B. James Lowrey, Jerry Metheny (acoustic & electric guitar); Marty Walsh (electric guitar); Milo Deering (steel guitar, fiddle); Junior Knight (steel guitar); Randy Fouts (piano, keyboards); Kelly Glenn (piano); Gary Leach (organ, keyboards, background vocals); Mike Brignardello (tic-tac, bass); Austin Deptula (keyboards, background vocals); Curtis Randall (bass); Paul Leim (drums, percussion); Fred Glieber (drums); Carl Albrecht, Charles Barnett (percussion); Rita Baloche, Perry Coleman, Annagrey LaBasse, Debi Lee, David Pruitt, John D. Sharp, John R. Sharp, Chris Wann, Matthew Ward (background vocals).
Includes liner notes by LeAnn Rimes.
Personnel: LeAnn Rimes (background vocals); Jerry Metheny, B. James Lowry (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Marty Walsh (electric guitar); Milo Deering (steel guitar, fiddle); Junior Knight (steel guitar); Kathryn Plummer, Karen Winkelmann, Elisabeth K. Small, Julia Tanner, Lee Harrison, Gerald Greer, Connie Ellison, Clara Olson, Denise Baker, Carole Neuen-Rabinowitz, Grace Bahng, Richard Grosjean, Kristin Wilkinson, Anthony LaMarchina, Robert Mason , Mary Kathryn Van Osdale, Carl Gorodetzky, Pamela Sixfin, David Davidson , Alan Umstead, David Angell, Catherine Umstead, Gary VanOsdale (strings); Randy Fouts (piano, keyboards); Kelly Glenn (piano); Gary Leach (organ, keyboards, background vocals); Austin Deptula (keyboards, background vocals); Darrell Holt (vibraphone); Paul Leim (drums, percussion); Fred Glieber (drums); Carl Albrecht, Charlie Barnett (percussion); John R. Sharp, Chris Wann, Annagrey LaBasse, John D. Sharp, David Pruitt, Debi Lee, Matthew Ward, Rita Baloche, Perry Coleman (background vocals).
Recording information: Mike's Music Room, Franklin, TN; Rosewood Studios; The Sound Kitchen, Franklin, TN; The Village, Santa Monica, CA.
Editor: Austin Deptula.
Photographer: Andrew Southam.
When Leann Rimes burst onto the country music scene as a full-fledged siren barely out of her teens, it was difficult to predict whether she'd have the staying power to last beyond her high school graduation. A few years later, this album featuring Rimes' versions of classic country tunes would make it evident that the young singer wasn't going anywhere but up. Despite the harsh words of detractors, she's far from the Britney Spears of country. Despite her years, Rimes possesses a truly remarkable voice and a style well beyond her years.
Despite the ostensible brashness of a '90s youngster taking on songs associated with Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, and other greats, Rimes displays enough chops to make for eminently convincing versions of such chestnuts as "Crazy" and "Lovesick Blues" (she packs a mean yodel, too). Traditionalists will be heartened to know that despite a touch of modern-sounding electric guitar, the arrangements echo the classic Nashville "countrypolitan" sound of decades bygone.