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It Only Hurts When I Laugh No longer content, as in the old days, to be simply a cowboy's sweetheart, country's fairer sex now exercises its right to explore a woman's full range...It Only Hurts When I LaughCountry No longer content, as in the old days, to be simply a cowboy's sweetheart, country's fairer sex now exercises its right to explore a woman's full range...1991-08-23
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It Only Hurts When I Laugh

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Jann Browne; Status: In Season

No longer content, as in the old days, to be simply a cowboy’s sweetheart, country’s fairer sex now exercises its right to explore a woman’s full range of roles, as new albums attest. But Jann Browne proves herself a much less modern singer. Her second album, It Only Hurts When I Laugh, preserves her image as a woman faithful to country’s older sounds. Despite the best artistic intentions, Brown sings nearly ever song the same way, her earnest soprano seemingly impervious to shades of emotion. B-

Originally posted August 23 1991 — 12:00 AM EDT

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