By Ken Tucker
Updated July 08, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Every Little Word

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The best soulfully sensitive guy to hit country since Bill Anderson, Hal Ketchum proves he’s a softy with a spine on his third collection, Every Little Word. He sings his bittersweet ballads about troubled romances with a firm stoicism, and he contrasts his smoky tenor with spare, dry folk instrumentation that doesn’t neglect a juicy beat now and then. A-

Every Little Word

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