The Dreamer (Music - Blake Shelton) Shelton's second album finds the blue-collar hitmaker drawing on old-fashioned themes (backwoods pride, Jesus, the comforts of corn liquor) and hitting a home run with… The Dreamer (Music - Blake Shelton) Shelton's second album finds the blue-collar hitmaker drawing on old-fashioned themes (backwoods pride, Jesus, the comforts of corn liquor) and hitting a home run with… 2003-02-04 Blake Shelton
Music Review

The Dreamer (2003)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Feb 04, 2003; Lead Performance: Blake Shelton

Shelton's second album finds the blue-collar hitmaker drawing on old-fashioned themes (backwoods pride, Jesus, the comforts of corn liquor) and hitting a home run with ''The Baby,'' a powerful tearjerker about a mother and son. The tall Oklahoman isn't much on subtlety, but his earnest emotion ingratiates him even when his material grates.

Originally posted Feb 07, 2003 Published in issue #694 Feb 07, 2003 Order article reprints
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