For the Sake of the Song
Reviewed by Jim Caligiuri, Fri., Aug. 19, 2011
Gary NicholsonTexas Songbook (Bismeaux)
One of Nashville's premier songwriters for three decades, Gary Nicholson pays tribute to his Texas roots with a big assist from Asleep at the Wheel. Not the smoothest singer, Nicholson remedies that with lyrics that strike a universal chord, this time for those still enamored of honky-tonk and swing. Guests like Joe Ely, Marcia Ball, and Delbert McClinton, as well as co-writes with Stephen Bruton, Guy Clark, and Kevin Welch make this Lone Star Songbook a success.