Heidi Howe - Be Good

.
It's blasphemy for mainstream country singers to admit they love both the Ramones and George Jones in the same breath, but Heidi Howe doesn't have any hesitation in pointing to these two sonic opposites as being equally inspirational to her. In fact, she describes this paradoxical musical influence as her kind of religion on the song "The Ramones & George Jones." Whether or not you want to call Howe some kind of artistic cultist is entirely up to you. You can't deny her talent, though.

Howe's voice might be an acquired taste for some, as she sounds a lot like little girl when she sings. Ah, but that voice is country through and through! The way she sings lovesick blues during "Stand" is a thing of pure, traditional country beauty as Howe emotes over a twang-y electric guitar accompaniment about being June Carter to her Johnny Cash.

On "The Ramones & George Jones," Howe's father advises her to love country music, even though it may not be cool among her peer group. And then on "Kind of Crazy," Howe discovers somebody just as crazy as she is. She's always stepped to her own beat, one imagines, and probably always will. That may not bode well for mainstream country music success. Even so, Kacey Musgraves was a big breakthrough country artist in 2013, so there may just be room on the charts for a Ramones and George Jones-loving country singer like Heidi Howe.

Heidi Howe - Be Good
Rating:

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article

More articles for this artist .




advertisement

advertisement

News Reports
Day in Rock:
Guns N' Roses Announce 2017 American and Euro Tours- Bon Jovi's Father Threatened To Kill Sebastian Bach?- Red Hot Chili Peppers Release Animated 'Sick Love' Video- more

Ace Frehley Says Reunion With KISS Is Possible- Deep Purple Announce The Long Goodbye Tour- Five Finger Death PunchCompleting Tour Without Ivan Moody- Scott Weiland- more

New Foo Fighters Album 'On The Books'- Of Mice & Men's Austin Carlile Health Battle Will Never End- Megadeth and Anthrax Stars Recording New Album-Rush Streaming Unreleased- more

Day in Pop:
Nickelback Won't Be Used As Drunk Driving Punishment After All- Foo Fighters Resisted Dave Grohl's 'Crazy' Idea- Melvins Put Their Own Spin On Classic Christmas Song- more

Steven Adler Jams UYI Songs With Guns N' Roses Cover Band- Psychostick Release Christmas Themed System Of A Down Cover- Queen Classic Given Classical Makeover- more

Kanye West May Have A 'Serious Psychiatric Problem' Says Dr. Drew- Lil Twist Sentenced To Year In Jail For Assault Charge- Wu-Tang Clan Sued By Founding Member- more

advertisement


Reviews

Rahm - Between the Lines

Fall Out Boy: The Boys of Zummer Tour: Live in Chicago

Holiday Gift Guide: Vinyl Edition

TBT - Korn's Live & Rare

Road Trip: Sea Life Arizona Aquarium

Panic In Eden - In the Company of Vultures

Holiday Gift Guide: Rock Reads Edition

Thirsty - Albatross

The Slang - Night and Day

Queen On Air: The Complete BBC Radio Sessions

TBT Interview: Nickelback's Chad Kroeger

Holiday Gift Guide: Kris Kristofferson- Van Morrison- Human League Box Sets

John Mellencamp Live In Chicago

MorleyView: Dee Snider

In Tribute: Leonard Cohen Live

TBT: Anthrax - Among the Living

Tilted Axes - Music for Mobile Electric Guitars

Pink Floyd - The Early Years

TBT: Don Felder Interview Flashback

Scattered Hamlet - Swamp Rebel Machine

The Blue Poets - The Blue Poets

Road Trip: Las Vegas' Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay more

Rock News Stories
Guns N' Roses Announce 2017 American and Euro Tours

Bon Jovi's Father Threatened To Kill Sebastian Bach?

Red Hot Chili Peppers Release Animated 'Sick Love' Video

Metallica's Hammett Understands Dave Mustaine's Anger At Band

Stone Sour Release Video For Acoustic 'Zzyzx Rd'

Lemmy Statue Documentary Goes Online

Queensryche Release 'Hellfire' Music Video

Travis Barker Musink Festival Details and Lineup

Marillion Sell Out Historic Concert In Minutes

Def Leppard, A Perfect Circle Lead Lineup For Fort Rock Festival

Ian Anderson Reimagines Jethro Tull Classics For New Album

The Who's Pete Townshend Reinvigorated By Recent Live Shows

King 810 Literally Sticking To Their Guns

IQ Announce Their Very First Blu-Ray Release

Tim Bowness Announces New Album 'Lost In The Ghost Light'

Iron Maiden's Steve Harris Reveals Only Downside To British Lion

The Mute Gods Announce Sophomore Album

Ginger Wildheart's New Video Aims To Raise Mental Health Awareness

Frost Release Music Video For 'Signs'

Kansas To Headline Ramblin' Man Fair's Prog Stage

more

B-Side Stories
Nickelback Won't Be Used As Drunk Driving Punishment After All

Foo Fighters Resisted Dave Grohl's 'Crazy' Idea

Melvins Put Their Own Spin On Classic Christmas Song

Them Are Us Too's Cash Askew Killed In Oakland Warehouse Fire

Cypress Hill's Sen Dog Recruits Metal Stars For New Album

Bob Dylan Will Provide A Nobel Prize Speech Despite Not Attending

Justin Bieber Announces New Stadium Concert Dates

Dolly Parton Organizing Tennessee Wildfire Relief Telethon

Kanye West, French Montana and Cam'ron Release New TRack

AFI Announce North American Blood Tour

Deadmau5 Once Feared That He Killed A Fan

Nico Segal Releases Paul Simon Remix 'Stranger'

Avenged Sevenfold Anticipated Taking Heat On Lineup Change

Korn's Jonathan Davis Explains How He Does His Part

Johnny Depp Compares Performing In Band To Acting

Singled Out: Sugar Ponies' Give This Girl a Break

more



Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2016 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.