Moment of Truth (1990) Suzy Bogguss' debut, Somewhere Between , was perfect testimony that country albums could aim their sights toward commercial radio and still concern themselves with matters… Suzy Bogguss Country
Music Review

Moment of Truth (1990)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Suzy Bogguss; Genre: Country

Suzy Bogguss' debut, Somewhere Between, was perfect testimony that country albums could aim their sights toward commercial radio and still concern themselves with matters of integrity. The songs on the follow-up, Moment of Truth, aren't quite as gritty, but Bogguss remains a revelation, a singer of remarkable clarity, poise, and intonation, with the additional gift of sure emotional directness. On the torchy blues of ''Burning Down,'' the ballad ''As If I Didn't Know,'' and the sensual ''Friend of Mine,'' Bogguss displays an especially authoritative presence, and a promise to develop into one of country's brightest stars. B+

Originally posted Dec 14, 1990 Published in issue #44 Dec 14, 1990 Order article reprints