Album Review: Kendall Beard - "Here Comes Trouble"

If there’s one thing that Here Comes Trouble showcases, it’s that Kendall Beard is ready to take her place on the top of the Texas Music charts.

In a genre (Texas Country Music) where female stars are even fewer and far between(er) than mainstream country music, Kendall Beard stands up and says hello with a firebrand of an opening note on Here Comes Trouble’s title track. Her powerhouse vocals are showcased on “Ready To Roll” while she gets tender and showcases smart songwriting and balladry on the Lorrie Morgan-like “Run While You Can,” “Both Feet On The Ground” and “Sweet Nothings.”

“Pretty Don’t Sound Pretty,” “Much As I Needed You” and “Rock This City” showcase a singer who rivals any of the attitude fueled songs from the likes of Carrie Underwood, Terri Clark and Miranda Lambert. Blending the balladry and kick your ass kind of ‘tude songs is “Johnny & June,” a song which takes the oft-referenced couple’s love and spins a new yarn on the — at this point — cliche’d thought. There's room on the charts for more female artists and Kendall Beard proves with Here Comes Trouble that she deserves to be one of those artists.