Album Review: Erin Enderlin - I Let Her Talk

With I Let Her Talk, respected songwriter Erin Enderlin proves she is as equally captivating as a performer as she is as an artist. Continue on to find out why we think the Traditional Country-learning singer/songwriter is such a dynamic artist.

A fine vocalist who can recall Dolly Parton at times, Enderlin opens I Let Her Talk with the attitude-filled, foot-stomping "Unbroken," a lyrical gem that sets up the listener for the strong lyrical stories and wisdom showcased throughout the rest of I Let Her Talk. The title track [listen here] is a perfect example of this with traditional country fiddles and melodies backing up Enderlin's stunning lyrics about a carless drunk confirming a woman's intuition about her husband's cheating ways. "Countryside" finds Enderlin striking an attitude-filled, Miranda-like love song while "Good Kind Of Pain" has a feel that could work on mainstream radio. 

"Get That At Home" is the kind of song I'd love to hear on a future Trisha Yearwood album with emotive pain and lyrics that just hit you in the gut. Erin's vocal on here is so convincing it might be hard for me to picture anyone outside of Trisha taking on the song for a future album. Meanwhile "Finding My Voice" has a hopeful, progressive melody backing an equally inspirational lyric about a woman who breaks out of a horrible marriage to find herself again.  The album closes out with brilliant full band versions of her most notable songs as a songwriter, "Last Call" (A Top 10 for Lee Ann Womack," "You Don't Know Jack," a ballad that remains one of the best songs Luke Bryan's ever recorded and "Monday Morning Church," a stark ballad which became a Top 5 hit in 2004.