Across My Heart finds Kenny Rogers turning in a collection of ten love songs aimed at the adult contemporary market. Throughout the album, Rogers has support from contemporary soft-rock artists like All-4-One, the Katinas, Tareva Henderson and Bekka & Billy, in an attempt to gain a more modern audience. Even with all these collaborators, the album sounds homogenous, especially since the material is entirely generic. However, it holds together better than most Rogers albums since the mid-'80s, because it is evident that some thought and care went into its production. It's too bad that the end result wasn't greater, given all that work, yet there are moments that will please the average Rogers fan.
Across My Heart Review
by Stephen Thomas Erlewine