Loaded & Empty
Critics Choice 2007 Country Music People Magazine The best of 2007 Dave Hastings (The Record Corner) JERRY KILGORE Loaded & Empty (nic-nic neer records) Best independent album of the year. Deserves to be on a major. Duncan Warwick JERRY KILGORE Loaded & Empty (nic-nic neer records) Truly strong songs, well sung, well produced, real country and completely contemporary. Puts everything the majors have released this year in the shade. Craig Baguley JERRY KILGORE Loaded & Empty (nic-nic neer records) Loaded..... and firing from all chambers. Review from Yesterday and Today Records JERRY KILGORE - "Loaded & Empty" $32 Another case of a long time between drinks but this is an amazing second album, infinitely better than his not bad debut "Love Trip". It is the pure honky tonk stylings that make this so darn good. Amazingly Lonnie Wilson is on drums and I still like it. No expense has been saved in making this album Production is first class but avoids the excesses of a major label release. "Hag" is a tribute to the great man and Jerry sounds remarkably like him in parts, or at least gets the subtlety of his vocal nuances down pat. "Let's Talk About Us" was previously recorded by it's author, the talented Shawn Camp. The opener, "What's it Take to Get a Drink in Here" is sublime, and reinforces the themes followed by proponents of true country music. "Shore Thing" and "Longest Stretch of Highway" are all about getting away from it. The latter would be admirably suited to Merle Haggard. Bound to be in the top ten for all who hear it.12 songs and not even one resembling anything but a keeper. DISClaimer by Robert K. Oermann JERRY KILGORE/Loaded & Empty Writer: Kilgore/Hewitt/Prentice; Producer: Jerry Kilgore; Publisher: none listed; Nic-Nic Neer (track) -He has a rich country baritone and the production on this heartbreak ballad is steel-soaked perfection. It's the title tune to a sterling collection that includes such A-list talents as Biff Watson, Glenn Worf, Mike Brignardello, Lonnie Wilson, Brent Mason, B. James Lowry, Paul Franklin, Matt Rollings, Harry Stinson, John Wesley Ryles, Wes Hightower and Darren Vincent. It has been eight years since Jerry's Virgin Records CD-that's way too long between records for somebody this cool and this country.