Jennifer Nettles proves she’s a force to be reckoned with in her solo debut effort, That Girl. Nettles has been recording, touring, and performing as one half of the country duo Sugarland for nearly a decade. The members of Sugarland recently decided to take some time to work on solo country projects, allowing Jennifer Nettles the chance to soar.
That Girl is full of powerful ballads, including the title track, “That Girl”, and “This Angel”, that show off Jennifer’s powerful vocals. The songs on the album offer many different styles of music and show off the unique and truthful nature of her voice. Songs like “Jealousy” and “Moneyball” are infectious, and definitely a departure from the sound we so often heard from Jennifer Nettles in Sugarland.
My personal favorite on the album is “Me Without You”, a song that deals with moving on from that one person who used to mean so much to you. The song is unlike anything currently on country radio, and the message is inspiring. As a whole, Jennifer’s album is a wonderful and fresh blend of country, blues, and jazz, and she proves that great singing and songwriting is all you really need to produce a solid album.
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