NPR Music reviewed Jamey Johnson's Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran today, calling it an unexpected but well-paired tribute. Journalist Ken Tucker stated that while "Johnson's rumbling, burly vocal sound and his own songwriting tends to be more rousing and less subtle than Cochran's… he gives many effective performances on this album." In particular, Tucker recommended the lead track, "Make the World Go Away," a duet between Jamey Johnson and Allison Krauss. Originally recorded by Ray Price, the song has been a hit for Eddy Arnold, Donny and Marie Osmond, Martina McBridge, Elvis Prestley, and many more.
Tucker complimented the simplicity of Cochran's lyrics along with the sound Jamey Johnson gave them, saying that "in the throats of the right singers, such as those Jamey Johnson has assembled here, nearly all of them sound like heartbreaking classes."
Click here to listen to the full review on NPR.com.
Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran is available now on iTunes and JameyJohnson.com.