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Jessie JamesRoots-music purists love to complain about their inability to distinguish current Nashville product from poppy Top 40 fare. This 20-year-old Georgia...Jessie JamesPopRoots-music purists love to complain about their inability to distinguish current Nashville product from poppy Top 40 fare. This 20-year-old Georgia...2009-08-05
Jessie James
B+

Jessie James

Genre: Pop; Lead Performer: Jessie James

Roots-music purists love to complain about their inability to distinguish current Nashville product from poppy Top 40 fare. This 20-year-old Georgia native never knew there was supposed to be a difference; her boots-and-beats debut is equal parts Carrie Underwood and Christina Aguilera. Jessie James falters on a handful of snoozy power ballads but plays one heck of a small-town sex kitten on up-tempo numbers like ”Blue Jeans,” where she claims her tight pants get her into the club for free, and ”My Cowboy,” a sly country-rap jam co-written by Jamey Johnson and produced by John Rich. B+

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