Another Country After becoming one of alt-country's great female hopefuls, the twang-loving, acoustic-guitar-strumming Tift Merritt is drifting away from her acclaimed sound. On her third CD, Another… 2008-02-26 Tift Merritt Pop Rock
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Another Country (2008)

Tift Merritt | TIFT MERRITT Another Country finds her toning down the twang
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TIFT MERRITT Another Country finds her toning down the twang

Details Release Date: Feb 26, 2008; Lead Performance: Tift Merritt; Genres: Pop, Rock

After becoming one of alt-country's great female hopefuls, the twang-loving, acoustic-guitar-strumming Tift Merritt is drifting away from her acclaimed sound. On her third CD, Another Country, she competently mixes elements of folk, rock, and soul — embracing her inner Joni Mitchell on sparse lullabies (''Keep You Happy''), then leading a brass charge on bluesy numbers (''Tell Me Something True''). As for her country roots? There's the occasional splash of lap-steel to appease fans, but not nearly enough for the diehards among them. B-
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Originally posted Feb 22, 2008 Published in issue #980 Feb 29, 2008 Order article reprints
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