Chickasaw County Child: The Artistry of Bobbie Gentry Gentry was the Shelby Lynne of her time, a husky-voiced singer with a gift for melding strains of country, swampy rock, and slick Hollywood production… Chickasaw County Child: The Artistry of Bobbie Gentry Gentry was the Shelby Lynne of her time, a husky-voiced singer with a gift for melding strains of country, swampy rock, and slick Hollywood production… 2004-04-13 Bobbie Gentry
Music Review

Chickasaw County Child: The Artistry of Bobbie Gentry (2004)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 13, 2004; Lead Performance: Bobbie Gentry

Gentry was the Shelby Lynne of her time, a husky-voiced singer with a gift for melding strains of country, swampy rock, and slick Hollywood production values into music as beguiling as her dusky good looks. She perhaps leaned a little too hard on that plucked guitar chord from her '67 hit ''Ode to Billie Joe,'' but the range of her Artistry -- waltzes, sexy ballads, chamber pop, tripped-out protest music, and more -- is astonishing.

Originally posted Apr 23, 2004 Published in issue #761 Apr 23, 2004 Order article reprints