Corn Fed

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Shannon Brown is the latest in a long line of Big & Rich prot?g?s -- and the close association with John Rich, who produced her 2006 debut, Corn Fed, and had a hand in writing just over half of its songs, at least separates her from the pack of singers who pattern their sound after Big & Rich without actually working with the gonzo duo. Her closest comparison within the B&R stable would be Gretchen Wilson, the stylized redneck woman who kicked up a storm in 2004, around the same time Big & Rich started making waves with their debut, Horse of a Different Color. But if Wilson is a deliberate hell-raiser -- half Tanya Tucker and half Shania Twain --...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Shannon Brown is the latest in a long line of Big & Rich protégés -- and the close association with John Rich, who produced her 2006 debut, Corn Fed, and had a hand in writing just over half of its songs, at least separates her from the pack of singers who pattern their sound after Big & Rich without actually working with the gonzo duo. Her closest comparison within the B&R stable would be Gretchen Wilson, the stylized redneck woman who kicked up a storm in 2004, around the same time Big & Rich started making waves with their debut, Horse of a Different Color. But if Wilson is a deliberate hell-raiser -- half Tanya Tucker and half Shania Twain -- Brown is the girl next door, sweet and friendly, with just a little bit of sex and sass. And she might be a better straight-up singer than Wilson, too, boasting a greater range and a sense of subtlety -- which isn't necessarily a plus for a singer tackling John Rich material. Like a lot of his work, his songs for Corn Fed are often contrived and cutesy, and what once sounded fresh and fun is creeping toward the formulaic, particularly on self-congratulatory cuts like "High Hopes," where Rich confronts critics who don't call this new breed of country "country." In the hands of a vocalist without charisma, this could be deadly, but Brown is a thoroughly appealing singer, filled with down-home charm but a vocal power that you don't hear every day. Shannon had been kicking around Nashville for a while before she finally had this opportunity to record a full-length debut -- she had a song on the soundtrack for Miramax's 1999 overhyped indie comedy flop Happy Texas, and sang some backup vocals on records by Chely Wright, Richard Marx, Lorrie Morgan, and Kenny Chesney -- and the skills she developed during those years in the trenches are evident in how she sounds equally convincing on the searching, introspective ballad "Small Town Girl," the funny, swaggering "Big Man," the gospel-inflected "Can I Get an Amen," and the terrific title track. She's good enough that when the Rich originals veer toward formula, she can wring something interesting out of them, but the really promising thing about Corn Fed is that the seven songs she had a hand in writing are the best here, suggesting that not only does Brown have a fine debut on her hands, but she has a bright future as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/28/2006
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 093624932321
  • Catalog Number: 49323
  • Sales rank: 284,753

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Am Radio (0:20)
  2. 2 Corn Fed (3:17)
  3. 3 Big Man (2:51)
  4. 4 High Horses (3:55)
  5. 5 Turn to Me (3:54)
  6. 6 Can I Get an Amen (4:07)
  7. 7 Something Good (4:27)
  8. 8 Good Ole Days (3:31)
  9. 9 I Love 'Em All (3:00)
  10. 10 Why (5:00)
  11. 11 Pearls (3:18)
  12. 12 She Brings the Lightning Down (3:26)
  13. 13 Small Town Girl (4:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shannon Brown Primary Artist, Vocals
Brian Barnett Drums
Dennis Burnside Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Mike Rojas Piano, Keyboards
Jonathan Yudkin Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin, Strings, Violin, Cello, Viola
Jason Sellers Vocal Harmony
Wes Hightower Vocal Harmony
Perry Coleman Vocal Harmony
Ethan Pilzer Bass
Adam Shoenfeld Electric Guitar
Wyatt Beard Vocal Harmony
John Rich Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Mike Johnson Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Matt Pierson Bass
Technical Credits
Billy Crain Composer
Jonathan Yudkin String Arrangements
Buddy Jackson Art Direction
Vicky McGehee Composer
Shaye Smith Composer
Blair Daly Composer
Eric Mansfield Art Direction
Shannon Brown Composer
Tammy Hyler Composer
Andrew Mendelson Mastering
Gretchen Wilson Composer
Julian Bunetta Composer
Troy Verges Composer
John Rich Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Shane Mack Composer
Rodney Clawson Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    excellent a breath of fresh country air

    This album breaks bias barriers in country music. Yet Brown brings out the best of what it is like to live in the country. The album is heartfelt and fun. When listening you can tell that brown had a hand in writting the songs. The album has an excellent collaboration of songs.

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