Saturday, August 10, 2013

Patty Loveless "Sleepless Nights" (2008)

Here is a fantastic album that few people have heard.  Why not?  Patty Loveless is (IMHO) one the finest of our contemporary country vocalists.  The songs are all basically stone cold classics. Why didn't this become a big crossover record?

Sure, it's obviously too country for much of the country market in the last decade.  It's not going to get played on the radio.  That's a given.  But why doesn't Loveless have more of a following from the Americana/NPR crowd?  That's the real question.  Is it as simple as marketing or some business slight of hand?

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