The Bottom Line
- "All American Bluegrass Girl"
- "Heartbreaker's Alibi"
- "Til They Come Home"
- "Prettiest Flower There"
- A well-written musical tribute to God, America, and bluegrass music
- As always, Vincent is well-supported by her outstanding band, The Rage
- Beautiful contributions from Dolly Parton and Bobby Osbourne
Guide Review - Rhonda Vincent - All American Bluegrass Girl
As the album goes on, she continues to prove herself right. Granted, she doesn't entirely surpass the work of the other major lady of contemporary bluegrass (Alison Krauss), but Vincent does create some incredible work.
Highlights include the support the troops numbers "God Bless the Soldier" and "Til They Come Home," on which she shares the spotlight with Dolly Parton and Bobby Osbourne, respectively. Although these songs are lovely, in a year replete with protest albums, Vincent keeps her roots in gospel and bluegrass, careful not to stand up for or against the war.
Vincent even wrote three of the songs herself this time around, and I daresay they're three of the biggest highlights on the disc, including "Ashes of Mt. Augustine" the brightest moment of all.
While Vincent is in the foreground working her skills, her band The Rage hardly fall behind. In fact, Big K (Kenny Ingram) rips it wide open with his dexterous banjo picking; and Josh Williams' mandolin flutters through runs like an enchanted breeze.
Overall, a great disc.