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Music Review: 'West Texas Heaven'

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West Texas Heaven

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Kimmie Rhodes
genre:
Country

We gave it a B+

Kimmie Rhodes, a product of the Austin scene, has three albums in Europe but is known mainly in this country as a songwriter. The seamless, if somewhat repetitive, album of country, folk, and blues West Texas Heaven may change all that. Rhodes excels at three-minute stories about doomed love — best presented here as duets with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Townes Van Zandt — and delivers them in a voice as soft as a bluebonnet spring. B+

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