2001 is the first major record release in a number of years from Lefty Frizzell's little brother. David Frizzell was actively involved from start to finish on this album, producing and writing or co-writing ten of the album's particularly traditional 12 tracks. He shares four convincing duets with partner Peggy Rains from Pryor, OK, including the customary but inviting "A Love That Might Have Been," one of the album's two songs not written by Frizzell. He sings mostly ballads, but a standout of this collection is the up-tempo "I Ain't Going If There Ain't No Hank," about a guy who won't go dancing, to dinner, or even up to heaven if they "don't have Hank and Lefty too." With his own distinctive brand of country tradition, Frizzell rounds out the album with the song that made him a household name in the '80s -- the seemly remake of the venomous "I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home."
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AllMusic Review by Maria Konicki Dinoia