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Whisper

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Whisper

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Jim Lauderdale
genre:
Country

We gave it a B

After several country-rock albums, Lauderdale (who’s penned hits for George Strait and Patty Loveless) returns to his roots on this well-crafted Grand Ole Opry-and-pedal-steel homage. Heartache and two-timing reign, but the highlight is the joyous mountain gospel “I’ll Lead You Home.” Although full of good intentions, Whisper doesn’t quite grab the heart, and groaners like “Your lips must have magnets” don’t help. B