Hillbilly Goddess

Hillbilly Goddess

by Alecia NugentAlecia Nugent




There's something nicely defiant about the title to Alecia Nugent's third album, and her tone is a little bit sassier than usual as well. It opens with a saucily strutting blues number, which she just about pulls off -- but the bluegrassy arrangement never quite leaves the ground and she never settles fully into the groove. She follows it up powerfully, though, with a pitch-perfect country weeper called "Don't Tell Me," and then hits you again with the title track, which features banjo deity J.D. Crowe. From there on out things are pretty much top-notch: she absolutely owns the regretful barroom honky tonk of "Dyin' to Hold Her Again" and the equally emotion-laden "Last Greyhound," and if "Wishin' Hard" seems a bit unfocused, it's probably because of the song -- it's not because she doesn't pour herself into it. Nugent's crystal-clear voice and powerful delivery make her a joy to listen to, even when her material isn't quite up to the standard of her singing. And the lineup of supporting musicians she's gathered for this project is very impressive: apart from Crowe, you'll hear Bradley Walker, Andy Leftwich, Rob Ickes, and other A-list sessioneers. Hillbilly Goddess may not stand head and shoulders above her previous work, but it's a solidly respectable addition to her already impressive catalog.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/12/2009
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661061224
catalogNumber: 610612

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alecia Nugent   Primary Artist,Vocals
J.D. Crowe   Banjo
Kevin Grantt   Bass
Rob Ickes   Dobro,Guitar
Carl Jackson   Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal),Vocal Harmony
Tim Stafford   Acoustic Guitar
Adam Steffey   Mandolin
Tony Creasman   Drums
Sonya Isaacs   Tenor (Vocal)
Andy Falco   Acoustic Guitar
Andy Leftwich   Fiddle
Catherine Marx   Piano
Bradley Walker   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Jennifer Strickland   Tenor (Vocal)
Valerie Storey   Tenor (Vocal)
Thomas Wywrot   Banjo

Technical Credits

Tom T. Hall   Composer
Larry Cordle   Composer
Julie Miller   Composer
Don Goodman   Composer
Carl Jackson   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Buddy Miller   Composer
Tim O'Brien   Composer
Tim Stafford   Composer
Robert K. Oermann   Liner Notes
John Caldwell   Engineer
Jerry Salley   Composer
Tanya Leah   Composer
Craig Market   Composer
Glenn Sweitzer   Cover Design
Rebecca Lynn Howard   Composer
Luke Wooten   Engineer
Amanda Williams   Composer
Alecia Nugent   Composer
Bradley Walker   Duet

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