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Alecia Nugent

A Little Girl...A Big Four-Lane – 2006 (Rounder)

Reviewed by Larry Stephens

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CDs by Alecia Nugent

Alecia Nugent's second CD is a winner. She is an excellent vocalist and has a star-studded group of musicians backing her. Nugent takes off at high speed on "Too Good To Be True." Carl Jackson, Rob Ickes, Adam Steffey and Jim Van Cleve are solidly behind her, driving the song knee-deep in bluegrass.

She has a good and varied collection here. "I Cried All the Way To Kentucky" is a toe-tapper, while she tugs at heartstrings with "A Dozen White Roses." Not only does she have excellent musicians behind her, but her harmony singers are among the best, including Alison Krauss, Doyle Lawson and Jamie Dailey.

Whether singing about the blues ("Muddy River"), slipping into a country duet ("When It Comes Down To Us") or singing as good a bluegrass gospel song as you'll hear ("Meet Me In Heaven Someday"), Nugent knows her way with a bluegrass song.