BRENDA KAYE PERRY
Look Me Up
Someday Soon - Love Is Sweet When It's Made Right - It's Hurting Worse Than Sleeping All Alone - Look Me Up - He's Only Everything - I Catch On Fire - Learning To Live Without You - S.O.S. Won't Somebody Help Me - I Worship The Man You Walk On - Silver Threads And Golden Needles
It absolutely amazes me that there is so much 'real' country music available in America, but is cut off from a huge 'major' portion of the population, who can't hear it because the Mega-Corporation owners of the communication media will not allow it. Brenda Kaye Perry is a beautiful blend of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and Tanya Tucker. These are names you will instantly recognize, but you have probably not heard Brenda Kaye Perry, for the reasons I have just stated, but you 'should' hear her simply because her very voice contains all of the above mentioned superstars, but individually, Brenda Kay Perry is probably as good or better than all the above mentioned. Her poignancy (that word means suffering, regret, and feeling) is absolute. Her voice revels in it. Her style and manner is believable, very unlike today's so-called commercial superstars. Her personality and persona is the very embodiment of what 'happy' also means in country music. So there you have it. Poignancy and persona in one person, totally believable. It makes me so sad to listen to a really really great singer, vocalist, song storyteller, and realize the cards are stacked against her. This is not the America I grew up in, fair, square, an even playing field. Not even 'sports' anymore is that, much less the music business. There has to be a way to overcome the incredible discrimination against 'real' country music in America today. Brenda Kaye Perry sure would be my 'pick' to accomplish exactly that. Brenda is going into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame in LeMars, Iowa, this fall. That title which uses the words 'old' and 'time' represent much more than just 'old'....meaning advanced and sensible, and 'time' meaning the system of those relations which any event has to any other in the past, present, or the future. Brenda Kaye Perry exists in all of them. She is a 'true' superstar. Listen just once, you'll understand.
RECORD REVIEW BY BOB EVERHART - www.ntcma.net
for Country Music News International