The parade of talented, photogenic female country singers seems to be never-ending, and they often seem to disappear from the commercial radar screen overnight.

The parade of talented, photogenic female country singers seems to be never-ending, and they often seem to disappear from the commercial radar screen overnight. That said, Jennifer Hanson shows all the elements of longevity in an album that in total is an intriguing, versatile winner. "Beautiful Goodbye" gorgeously blends memorable lyrics, rockish guitars, B3 organ, and Hanson's honeydew vocals, all with hooks for days. Hanson evokes everygirl angst on the ultra-contemporary "Just One of Those Days" and the rollicking "Half a Heart Tattoo." When Hanson goes after a ballad, she kills, as evidenced in the subtle "This Far Gone" and the softly percolating "All Those Yesterdays." The courageous "Travis" is quite insightful, and with its tale of abuse, hardly radio candy. Hanson wraps things up with the loungey perfection of "Simply Yours," further driving home the fact that this girl is quite something.—RW