Sherry Lynn – A Beautiful Life – Rating *****
No, Sherry Lynn has not covered Jim Reeves’ newly-released and remastered songs of inspiration. However, if the title of this, Sherry Lynn’s sophomore CD, sounds familiar for another reason, it’s because the pride of Woodbury, New Jersey and her team knew that, if enough listeners heard these songs, the music would attract more attention than it received when the 10-song collection first dropped on June 18, 2013.
That proved to be an inspired decision, since wider distribution resulted in the immediate popularity of the album’s first single, Girls Will Be Girls, a lively, coming-of-age story in song.
Like the equally girl-friendly opener, I Like ‘Em Like That, Girls Will Be Girls has listeners singing along to a series of songs that will put them in a good mood if they’re in need of escapism and, if life is otherwise going well, will heighten that optimistic sensation.
These sides close with the title song, as Sherry Lynn calls on Crystal Gayle to add just the right blend to a duet that captures both the beauty, and often the necessity, of living life in the moment.
– Stacy Harris, Music Row Report