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If you live in East Tennessee, take a quick look around your neighborhood. Tara Thompson (or someone just like her) might be living right next to you.  If you find this kind of girl in your neighborhood, you can consider yourself lucky.  She’s talented, outgoing, fun-loving, and the very definition of ‘’spunky’. If one of your goals is to have ‘too much fun’, I believe Tara could help you accomplish that goal.

TaraIt is not a surprise that this singer/songwriter from from the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains ended up in Nashville.  When you love country music, love singing, list a few of your favorites as Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson, and just happen to be Loretta Lynn’s cousin – what else would you want to do with your life.  Tara sings!  And, she sings country music.  And, she sings it well!

15056266_692601847570763_4905939289383830846_nWe also love it when our newer artists take the time to put together an electronic press kit for us.  Those video introductions are so helpful to us, and to the fans.  It gives all of us a chance to get to know the artist. One look at this video and you will understand why we couldn’t tell you about her without using words like ‘outgoing’, “spunky”, and we could easily add “very comfortable being who she is”.  We love Tara – and we think you will, too.

Her EP is called “Someone to Take Your Place”. The title track is good – the entire EP is good.  In addition to the title track, you will get “Side Effects”, “Vows”, “Pregnant at the Prom”, and “Jail”.

Beautifully written, sung with vocals that go from beautiful to powerful, each song on this EP does what does what country music is supposed to do.  It tells us a story. My favorite song is “Pregnant at the Prom” … you can’t argue with lyrics like  “Gossip is the gospel in a town that small…Sometimes some people find the strength inside to smile and carry on, just like my Mom – Pregnant at the Prom”. Most of her music is between mid-tempo and fast. “Pregnant at the Prom” is slow, and very pretty. She found a way to tell a very sensitive story in a beautiful way. I believe the song, “Jail,” would do great on today’s country radio; and “Vows” reminded me a little of something we might hear form Kacey Musgraves.  I recommend the EP for anyone who needs something new in their country collection.  (the EP is available on iTunes).

In addition to Tara’s website, visit her Facebook page, and remember to “Like” it while you are there. Follow her on Twitter @TarathompsonTN. If you aren’t already following Country’s chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you.  You will find us @countryschatter.

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If you live in East Tennessee, take a quick look around your neighborhood. Tara Thompson (or someone just like her) might be living right next to you.  If you find this kind of girl in your neighborhood, you can consider yourself lucky.  She’s talented, outgoing, fun-loving, and the...