Various Artists

Intimate Portrait: Women of the Heartland

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Intimate Portrait: Women of the Heartland features songs from 16 of rock, folk, and country's most respected female artists, including Lucinda Williams' "Passionate Kisses," Emmylou Harris' "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," Victoria Williams' "Why Look at the Moon," and Rosanne Cash's "Tennessee Flat Top Box." Carlene Carter, Nanci Griffith, Gillian Welch, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, and Iris DeMent are some of the other critically acclaimed performers included on this worthwhile collection, which works as a celebration of these women's talents as well as a good primer of contemporary heartland music.

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