The promise shown on Caitlin Rose’s first album shines brightly on her sophomore release, The Stand-In. In these days of sterilized, commercial pop coming out of Nashville, Rose follows in the spirit and sound of singers who came before, like Loretta Lynn, Patti Page and the great Patsy Cline. This is a woman who uses her voice like an instrument, and she uses it perfectly on these songs of love lost and found.
The Stand-In flows along with catchy numbers that will have you humming the choruses for days. From the first track, â€œNo One to Call,â€ through songs like â€œWaitin’,” â€œDallas,” and “Pink Champagne,â€ Rose proves that 2013 is shaping up to be a year of great albums from female artists. â€œOnly A Clownâ€ builds with sweeping guitars and pedal steel that captures the heart and soul of a woman who knows what she wants and knows how to get it.
Given time and support from her label, ATO Records, Caitlin Rose stands a chance of one day being as big a name in country music as Faith Hill and Kelly Clarkson.
The Stand-In Is out now on ATO Records.