By Alanna Nash
Updated August 03, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

Singer-songwriter Thomson is gonna grab you where it counts, with a laid-back sensuality (think Sheryl Crow/Deana Carter), hooky melodies only a crowbar could get out of your head, and a Georgia accent that knows no one-syllable words. Her introspective lyrics read like diary entries, alternately hopeful (”I haven’t met you/But I want to”) and hot (”soft touch/wet kiss/I always liked that best”). Nashville pop never sounded so cool.