Libbi Bosworth

Outskirts of You

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Without a doubt, Libbi Bosworth is one of the most distinctive and fitting female artists to ever grace a country & western song. More in tune with the likes of Cline, Wynette, and Lynn, Bosworth is a modern classic. Unsung and overlooked, she still outshines the pop singers who line the record charts. Unaffected and endearing, Bosworth presents 11 cuts of rare quality. "Ain't Gonna Waste My Time," "Don't Call Me Crazy," and the hot Saturday night anthem "Honky Tonkin'" all give various views of this huge talent. Even better are "How to Stop Loving You" and "I Won't Let Your Memory Drag Me Down." But the clinchers here are the title track and the final cut, "My Old Man," which is dedicated to Bosworth's daddy. With the kind of stunning honesty that prefab country-pop has overlooked, Bosworth lays her heart and soul on the line. Breathtaking and real, Libbi Bosworth dares to tread on sacred ground and comes out a winner. Backed up by solid production, fine material, and strong players like Austin guitar whiz Casper Rawls and those good folks from up north, Prairie Oyster, her infinite talent is well framed and exhibited. An outstanding vocal stylist and songwriter, Libbi Bosworth is simply one of the best female singers of country & western music as the 20th century comes to an end.

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