Keith Palmer

Contemporary vocalists making their major-label debuts hope that 1992 will prove another Year of the New Face in country music: Singer-songwriter Keith Palmer likes to portray himself as an Arkansas good-timey good ol’ boy on Keith Palmer, but on closer inspection Palmer, who wrote Reba McEntire’s No. 1 hit ”For My Broken Heart,” is a singer of far more subtlety and emotional range — his confident, easy vocals transform ”That’s Enough to Keep Me Hangin’ On” into the kind of heartache ballad that defines half the world’s domestic relationships. B

Keith Palmer
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