Music Review

Every Little Word (1994)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: Hal Ketchum; Genre: Country

The best soulfully sensitive guy to hit country since Bill Anderson, Hal Ketchum proves he's a softy with a spine on his third collection, Every Little Word. He sings his bittersweet ballads about troubled romances with a firm stoicism, and he contrasts his smoky tenor with spare, dry folk instrumentation that doesn't neglect a juicy beat now and then. A-

Originally posted Jul 08, 1994 Published in issue #230 Jul 08, 1994 Order article reprints