Anyone daring to challenge Patsy Cline has their work cut out for them, as this well-intentioned but uneven tribute set proves.

Anyone daring to challenge Patsy Cline has their work cut out for them, as this well-intentioned but uneven tribute set proves. Natalie Cole, for instance, takes the jazz-ballad route on the classic "I Fall to Pieces" yet falls far short of Cline's patented teariness. Diana Krall fares much better on "Crazy," which lends itself more to her pop-jazz style. k.d. lang, of course, can handle anything and has the prerequisite personality to put over "Leavin' on Your Mind," while Lee Ann Womack sounds thin next to Cline's robustness. Pleasant surprises include Patty Griffin ("Faded Love") and Michelle Branch ("Strange"); Martina McBride's a cappella "Sweet Dreams of You," however, is woefully washed out by Take 6's overdone harmonies.—JB