Thunder and Roses

Pam Tillis

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Thunder and Roses Review

by Maria Konicki Dinoia

The Tillis name is a staple in country music. Pam's dad, Mel Tillis, has graced country since the '50s, and Pam's been in the business since prior to 1979 either as a songwriter, backup singer, or club performer. She hasn't had a big career or even an exceptionally huge hit, but she has maintained a consistent career by keeping herself on the charts with songs like "Maybe It Was Memphis" and "All the Good Ones Are Gone." She continues her consistency on this 11-track collection of respectable, just-decent songs. Album number seven doesn't really offer anything new in terms of what you usually get from Pam, except for a first-time duet together with dad Mel. The bonus track, "Waiting on the Wind, is a thoroughly likable rendition of a song they've previously performed live together. "Jagged Hearts," the album's first track is also worth a mention. Thunder and Roses would make a fine addition to your Pam Tillis collection.

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