Sara Evans (The Early Years)
Label: E & S Records
The instrumentation on this collection of Sara Evans' 1992 recordings has not aged well. With electric jazz pianos and mullet-metal lead-guitar tones, Will Ferrell could have been figure-skating to any one of these songs in Blades Of Glory. "Until He Comes Back Home" has such a cheesy keyboard that you'll expect Evans to sing that she can hear the crystal raindrops fall on the window down the hall. Luckily, "Love's Not Blind" is such a good honky-tonkin' country song that all those cold and plastic-sounding instruments get swallowed by the catchy melody.