Der 2-fach GRAMMY-nominierte Songwriter Richey hat schon Lieder für Brooks & Dunn, James Morrison, Mindy McCready oder die Dixie Chicks geschrieben. Gäste hier: Pat Sansone (Wilco), Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) and Trisha Yearwood. Guests include Pat Sansone (Wilco), Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) and Trisha Yearwood. Twice GRAMMY nominated songwriter Richey's songs have been cut by Brooks & Dunn, James Morrison, Mindy McCready, Dixie Chicks and more. Kim Richey has never been afraid to go where the inspiration is. Early on, the Zanesville, Ohio native thrived on the progressive side of mainstream country, her albums (1995's Kim Richey, 1997's Bittersweet and 1999's Glimmer, all on Mercury) showcasing twang-pop sensibilities, a rich, rounded vocal tone and effortlessly sophisticated songwriting that other discerning performers - Radney Foster, Trisha Yearwood and Pam Tillis to name a few - coveted for their own recordings. In the years since, Richey has made a subtly psychedelic album, Rise (Lost Highway), in Los Angeles with producer Bill Bottrell, flown to London to enlist the help of Giles Martin, emerging with the crisply orchestrated Chinese Boxes (Vanguard). Richey turned to her Nashville-based bandleader and frequent co-writer Neilson Hubbard to conjure the earthy feel of Wreck Your Wheels (Lojinx) and to complete her latest masterpiece of smart, sensual understatement Thorn In My Heart. The array of top-tier guests on the album include Jason Isbell, Wilco's Pat Sansone, My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel, Will Kimbrough and Trisha Yearwood, who was, for the first time, returning the armony-singing favor. And the dozen songs themselves show that Richey's still dreaming up fetching melodies that arc and bend in unexpected ways, and still discovering fresh angles from which to articulate matters of the heart.