Despite its carefree nature, making a summer mix can be a harrowing task. Do you opt for of-the-moment pop jams or comfortable nostalgia? These are the questions that kept us cassette-dubbing youth up at night in summers past.
Finding a balance between pop and traditional tends to be a struggle for some contemporary country artists, but Caitlin Rose has been able to master it.
Heaven had better make room: There's a new honky-tonk angel in town, and her name is Caitlin Rose. On "I Was Cruel" her wings might be more than a little singed with sin, but they soar all the same.