Anymore, you don't hear traditional country music, it is feathered with pop, the women in country are "gorgeous" and it's that image that makes it way into mainstream USA. But somewhere in 1992, Heather Myles arrived. She carries a voice of solid old country, strums that guitar and sings the music that isn't "cool" anymore.
Heather missed her calling. Essentially, she belonged with the Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette era. But in 1992 when she arrived, it was the pretty boys who garnered the attention, the Vince Gills, Alan Jacksons, Clint Blacks, etc. etc. Music videos were hot, country music was all about "looks" and rarely about the roots of country and folk that inspired many.
If you relish the "old country sounds", of living, loving and leaving, crying in your beer-type songs, listen to Heather Myles. She stands on her own, pens her own lyrics and can sing with the best. I love the duet with Merle Haggard "No One is Going to Love You Better". But it was a music video that I happened to record one night, "True Love", and I managed to get three quarters of it and mildly astounded! It was like nothing I had heard from a woman in a long time. That inspired me to hear more and the entire CD was impressive for a newcomer, unique throaty deep voice, and musically real old country.
Here, a variety of sounds appear, honky tonk, danceable tunes, slower ballads, classic sounds. If you like old country, try Heather Myles... MzRizz.