"National Working Woman's Holiday" was a perfect example of Kershaw's strengths and weaknesses: few people, if any, had sung about the psychological toll the economic reality of the two-income family took on Southern men whose mothers had probably stayed at home to raise them. Unfortunately, Kershaw addresses it with a song whose chorus sounds like it belongs on a T-shirt. He still sounds too much like Jones to be a great singer (just try to tell the two apart on the duet "Never Bit a Bullet Like This" -- just try), but he gets in a couple of strong ballads with "If You Every Come This Way Again" and "Southbound." It also contains a cover of The Amazing Rhythm Aces' 1975 hit "Third Rate Romance."
Share this page
AllMusic Review by Brian Mansfield
feat: George Jones