Added: December 31, 2005
Jon Randall
Walking Among The Living

"Baby Won't You Come Home" starts Jon Randall's new album, "Walking Among The Living."  This is one of the better songs from the album which explains why they chose to release this as his first single.  "Whiskey Lullaby" was made known by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss yet other original versions have surfaced.  Melonie Cannon did a fairly good job on her version which was on her self-titled debut album.  Bill Anderson and Jon Randall wrote "Whiskey Lullaby" and they both have recorded their own versions as well.  Although the rendition by Paisley and Krauss is still the most notable, "Whiskey Lullaby" is such an
universal song that could be performed by many different artists.  Randall's voice reminds me a bit of Vince Gill's and Scotty Emerick's - although I'm not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing for his style.

Randall has proved his songwriting abilities, but I'm not sold on his vocal style.  The style isn't something that I would listen to repeatedly.  It is good but not as good as some others who are dominating the country spotlight right now.  With that said, definitely check out the songs - "Baby Won't You Come Home," "Whiskey Lullaby" and "Lonely For Awhile." - Janelle Landauer

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