For the Sake of the Song
Reviewed by Jim Caligiuri, Fri., Aug. 19, 2011
Deryl DoddRandom As I Am (Smith Entertainment)
In the late 1990s, Dallas' Deryl Dodd was a hot prospect in Nashville. Then a bout with viral encephalitis sidelined him. Recovered for the better part of a decade, Dodd returns with Random As I Am, his seventh disc, which retains traces of his Music City experience. Dodd offers proof that smooth, well-crafted songs, whether rock-edged like "Somethin Aint Always Better Than Nothin" or warm-blooded ballads like "Anybody Out There," will never lose their pull. Recommended to Radney Foster fans.