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Lorrie Morgan & Sammy Kershaw

I Finaly Found Someone – 2001 (RCA)

Reviewed by Jeffrey B. Remz

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Together in real life, now Lorrie Morgan and Sammy Kershaw are together in recording as well. Don't be put off by the overly lush soft pop title cut courtesy of Marvin Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, Bryan Adams & Robert "Mutt" Lange." It gets better from there.

The pair sing six songs together and each has three on their own. Morgan has a particularly supple, smooth voice, adding the right vocal touch throughout. She scores on "Big Time." But is Kershaw's "What a Wonderful World" really unique enough to merit being recorded? Combined, they turn in a good effort on the give-and-take vocals of "He Drinks Tequila," a Mexican sounding funny song about a man who drinks tequila, while his woman "talks dirty in Spanish." The pedal still infused lover's ballad, "That's Where I'll Be," which they co-wrote, shines as well.

On the humorous side is "Three Seconds," about a straying couple where the man takes up with a brunette after his car broke down and he took wrong turn, and her damage comes after stopping at a mall.

When they sing together, however, their voices don't always mesh. Kershaw's vocals tend to overpower the softer Morgan. >Kershaw and Morgan aren't rivals for country's best duets in history, but it's still generally a good effort on this lovefest.