What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this country album is about love and relationships. Both the warm and the ugly feelings between a husband and wife, between mother and daughter, and between friends come into play, but the "adult" themes contain nothing genuinely offensive or objectionable for kids.
What's the story?
Twenty-five-year-old LeAnn Rimes is no longer the little girl with the big voice who first made her mark on the country scene crooning to "Blue." She penned 12 of the 14 tracks on FAMILY, and her relationships have dramatically influenced her music and given her a renewed sense of self. Two duets with Reba McEntire and John Bon Jovi round out this truly enjoyable collection.
Is it any good?
Rimes is an artist who has matured both as a songwriter and a gifted vocalist, and that's evident on this album. Whether she's singing about standing together as a family in the title track, or being sassy in "Nothin' Better to Do," Rimes still masterfully satisfies.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about "Good Friend and A Glass of Wine" and needing alcohol (and of course a good friend) as "a little pick-me-up to get me through the night." Kids, what would be a good thing to do when you're feeling down? Also, "What I Cannot Change" should provide some thought-provoking discussion on family relationships ("I don't know my father or my mother well enough…seems like every time we talk, we can't get past the little stuff"), as well as forgiveness, acceptance, and personal growth.