Music: A Glimmer of Greatness

Nashville singer-composer Kim Richey creates a gallery of lovers in the dark, looking for the light

One good gauge of your love for a new CD is how long it takes you to get from first cut to last. By that standard, and from this angle, Kim Richey's third album, Glimmer, is a winner: we kept pushing the replay button on so many songs that it was only the prod of journalistic responsibility that got us to the end of the album in time to write about it. This is a country voice--as singer and songwriter--worth spending time with; a mind worth creeping into and curling up in for an extended stay.

The voice--subtly assertive, and less...

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