War Paint (1994) With her country-pop aesthetic and big, Brenda Lee-like voice, Lorrie Morgan veers between intimacy (the Nashville Sound ballad "Don't Touch Me") and attitude (the sassy… Lorrie Morgan Country
Music Review

War Paint (1994)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Lorrie Morgan; Genre: Country

With her country-pop aesthetic and big, Brenda Lee-like voice, Lorrie Morgan veers between intimacy (the Nashville Sound ballad ''Don't Touch Me'') and attitude (the sassy ''1-800-Use to Be'') on War Paint. But too often she steps in schlock. This fourth album's big howler is ''War Paint,'' in which a woman applies makeup for a domestic ambush of her man. More Native American stereotypes? Maybe Tim McGraw was busy that day.

Originally posted May 13, 1994 Published in issue #222 May 13, 1994 Order article reprints