For some, Dolly's current credibility began with the outstanding Grass is blue album, but this album (the one before that) is the album which relaunched her career.
It was with this album that Dolly returned to her country roots, beginning with the excellent title track and continuing with a whole series of outstanding songs, all in a traditional country style with only a little contemporary flavor. Some have a touch of bluegrass, showing the direction her music would take next.
My particular favorite is Blue valley songbird, which was the inspiration for a movie of the same title, and which was about a struggling singer and songwriter.
At the time of it's release, this was the best Dolly solo album for 20 years, and it's also just as good as those that followed.
If you like Dolly's more recent albums, or you enjoy her early seventies music, you will surely enjoy this one too.