With this fabulous record that brought joy and fun to all avid listeners of country music, LeAnn Rimes
arrived just in the nick of time, when country needed it most, amidst all the regulars of the scene such as Garth Brooks
, Holly Dunn
, etc. The record is a delightful free-for-all of sassy pick-me-up country that spells "gold" in many sorts of ways. Of course, the sleeper hit is "Blue," Rimes
' radio-friendly airplay single that landed her a Grammy at the tender young age of 15. "Blue" -- both the song and the record as a whole -- certainly should and does affect listeners in a charismatic and lighthearted way. At the time, since she was still a teen herself, this collection of songs meant so much to Rimes
and her adoring fans; it inspired thousands of teens then and continues to inspire them through to this day. Perhaps people of any age or style of interest will feel youthful again after a good listen and a half. This record of songs written by the best songwriters in country music served as a stepping stone for Rimes
, and was deservedly a breakthrough album for the country music scene.