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The Time Has Come Is newcomer Martina McBride the next Trisha Yearwood? As with Yearwood's platinum debut, McBride's The Time Has Come features a...The Time Has ComeCountry Is newcomer Martina McBride the next Trisha Yearwood? As with Yearwood's platinum debut, McBride's The Time Has Come features a...1992-07-10
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The Time Has Come

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Martina McBride

Is newcomer Martina McBride the next Trisha Yearwood? As with Yearwood’s platinum debut, McBride’s The Time Has Come features a duet (”Cheap Whiskey”) with Garth Brooks, who has further supported her career by offering her the opening spot on his upcoming tour. Although this stylish bow contains a smattering of old-style country (the yodeling ”True Blue Fool”), it’s mostly contemporary country-pop laced with mandolin and steel guitar, focusing on a woman’s attempt to gather strength in ending unhappy affairs (”The Time Has Come”). While McBride’s supple soprano resonates with emotional experience, it occasionally belies a young, amateurish technical quality. More often than not, McBride impresses as a singer who’s intent on making music both for the charts and from her heart. B