Jessie James (2009) 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… 2009-08-11 Jessie James Pop
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Jessie James (2009)

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EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 11, 2009; Lead Performance: Jessie James; Genre: Pop

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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Originally posted Aug 05, 2009 Published in issue #1060 Aug 14, 2009 Order article reprints