Music Review

Leave a Mark

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: John Michael Montgomery; Genre: Country

Montgomery moves gracefully through this theme album about passion and the pain of love. While the big ballads on Leave a Mark (''Hold On to Me'') soar and a mid-tempo tune about divorce (''Little Cowboys Cry'') goes to the gut, the smooth grooves have a slightly numbing effect — nothing a shot of 100-proof honky-tonk won't cure. B

Originally posted May 08, 1998 Published in issue #431 May 08, 1998 Order article reprints