If you're feeling jaded and oversaturated with the ubiquitous glut of the end of year posts, then let me recommend Donna Beasley to you. Her debut might just be the perfect antidote. Prick up your ears.
It's a strangely woozy album, redolent with the heritage of Donna's native Tennessee and referencing out to a much broader spectrum of country, pop, bluegrass, even jazz in the vocal delivery. Steady handed and confident, it's compellingly seductive. Give it a whirl - it's hard not to fall for.
Listen - Donna Beasley - Cotton
Listen - Donna Beasley - No-one Here by that Name