Released: Apr 2014
Label: Awal Records
Where other country covers albums have tended to find inspiration in either the genre's own standards or classic rock's biggest hits, McBride's Everlasting finds its source material in the R&B of the '50s and '60s. And while Garth attempted something similar with the fourth disc of his Blame It All On My Roots box set, McBride's selections are more ambitious -- going as deep as Etta James' "In the Basement" -- and her execution defter. "Suspicious Minds" doesn't sound fresh, exactly, but it doesn't sound tired -- an accomplishment in itself.