(Hump Head) 34 Tracks - This Essential Collection brings together the Best of her Universal recordings. - Allison Moorer
made a substantial impact with her debut recording of the Academy Award
nominated A Soft Place To Fall from the movie The Horse Whisperer. It
was a bluesy, traditional-sounding country ballad that stood out in 1998
from the pop-rock country crossovers of Faith Hill and Shania Twain.
Allison's ascent to country stardom seemed inevitable, but despite an
encore in which she performed her Soft Place To Fall at the Oscars,
commercial success never really arrived. Instead she has remained very
much a critics' favourite as she has steadily built a sizeable cult
following whilst releasing nine quite diverse albums. (AC)
Article properties: Allison Moorer: The Essential Collection (2-CD)
Allison Moorer was born June 21, 1972 in Mobile, Alabama, the younger sister of singer Shelby Lynne. The sisters grew up in small town Monroeville, Alabama in a country music loving family that favoured the music of George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris. Her father, an ex-Marine, was a vocational school instructor and local country singer. Singing for Shelby and Allison was very much in their genes as their mother and father had a popular local country act and both girls joined in as and when they could.