We’ve all probably experienced it at one time or another, it’s that moment when the world stops, the sun shines, and the hairs on the back of your neck reach for the sky in celebration of something.
It happened the first time I heard the music of Randy Travis and then with Suzy Bogguss and I’ve just experienced it again.
Until a couple of weeks ago I have to confess that I had not heard of an artist called Heather McCready nor had I heard any of her music until she kindly sent me some CD’s.
‘Give It A Day’ has tingle factor written right through it from the opening catchy ‘Sunshiny Day’ through to the fading notes of ‘Maybe’.
Of the ten tracks on the release Heather has written seven and co-written three and each individual track from me has the ‘hit’ hallmark.
Musically it is brilliant, production excellent and the vocals supberb.
Her voice is clean and believable, sympathetic and thoughtful with a gentle smokey, soft husky edge to it.
Her delivery impeccable.
Hailing from Arlington in Texas she would be the first to admit that things have not always been a bed of roses as shortly after having her children she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.
However after treatment she has survived the anxious times to be able to continue her music and naturally bring awareness of the subject to encourage those who still suffer from it and educate those who don’t.
‘Give It A Day’ is her fourth album release and for me one of the best releases I have heard this year.
It is sheer musical and vocal magic and I would whole heartedly recommend it to any lover of music no matter what genre of it you appreciate.
Join me from Saturday on The American Connection on www.euvue.co.uk when I’ll be playing three tracks on the show as it takes up the Album Of The Week slot.
Join me and ‘Tingle’ with a True Texas Treasure…
Further information regarding her other albums can be found by logging on to her website at www.HeatherMcCready.com.
Heather McCready Give It A Day Travelling Girl Productions