Cut to Impress

Cut to Impress

by Maggie Rose
     
 

Maggie Rose has everything it takes to be a country star in the 21st century. She has a powerful and slightly blues-infused voice, blonde good looks, and the kind of sassy, playful, take-no-bullshit attitude that makes her performances stand out in a crowd, a kind of good girl next door who isn't a stranger to turning up the bad girl alter ego when the song demands it…  See more details below

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Maggie Rose has everything it takes to be a country star in the 21st century. She has a powerful and slightly blues-infused voice, blonde good looks, and the kind of sassy, playful, take-no-bullshit attitude that makes her performances stand out in a crowd, a kind of good girl next door who isn't a stranger to turning up the bad girl alter ego when the song demands it. Although Cut to Impress, produced by Blake Chancey, Stephony Smith, and James Stroud, is her debut album, Rose isn't exactly new at this, having previously released a handful of singles and an EP under the name Margaret Durante (Rose is her middle name). Maybe the name change was the last needed ingredient in her emergence, because Cut to Impress does indeed impress, full of well-recorded, well-sung tracks that are poised to shine on contemporary country radio and yet cohere together in a solid sonic statement. The overall sound of the album is consistent, with forward mixed drums giving things a big sound and swampy electric guitars giving it some bite and snarl, but it's Rose's singing that makes it all work, and at times she sounds like the second coming of Shania Twain. There's so much to like here, and each track is catchy, but the best of them sound like can't-miss hits, including the haunting murder ballad mystery "Preacher's Daughter" that opens the set, the feisty "Mostly Bad," the beautiful, wise, and resilient "Better," the sassy "I Ain't Your Mama," and the sharp "Hollywood," which reckons that there isn't a big difference between Hollywood and Nashville, or anywhere else, for that matter, when it comes to relationships, drama, and the emotional roads we all have to travel. As debut albums go, this one arrives fully formed and ready to go, and if Maggie Rose doesn't end up being a major contemporary country star, well, then the whole thing is rigged.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2013
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0887654537928
catalogNumber:
545379

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maggie Rose   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Glen Duncan   Fiddle
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Dan Dugmore   Dobro,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Kenny Greenberg   Guitar
David Grissom   Electric Guitar
Brent Mason   Guitar
Greg Morrow   Drums
Steve Nathan   Piano,Keyboards
Billy Panda   Acoustic Guitar
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Tania Hancheroff   Background Vocals
Natalie Murphy   Fiddle,Background Vocals
Sarah Tomek   Percussion,Drums
Jason Waters   Percussion,Background Vocals
Cade Doyle   Guitar
Raquel Wynn   Background Vocals
Raquel Shouse   Bass

Technical Credits

Judson Spence   Composer
Blake Chancey   Producer
Connie Harrington   Composer
Samuel Johnson   Composer
Julian King   Engineer
Stephony Smith   Composer,Producer
James Stroud   Producer
Tony Castle   Engineer
Deanna Bryant   Composer
Dave Berg   Composer
Lisa Carver   Composer
Shelly Fairchild   Composer
Candy Cameron   Composer
Natalie Murphy   Composer
Sarah Tomek   Composer
Jason Waters   Composer
Camaron Ochs   Composer
Douglas Charles Showalter   Composer
Jim Wes   Composer
Cade Doyle   Composer
Kyah Hillis   Imaging
Maggie Rose   Composer
Zarna Surti   Producer
Kai Griffin   Engineer
Brandi Clark   Composer
Raquel Wynn   Composer

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