Miss Fortune

With this, her third album, the Nashville resident Allison Moorer will continue to confound—and perhaps amaze—those on Music Row (see story, page 9).

With this, her third album, the Nashville resident Allison Moorer will continue to confound—and perhaps amaze—those on Music Row (see story, page 9). An adventurous singer/songwriter just like her sister Shelby Lynne, the vocally gifted Moorer doesn't shy away from bucking country tradition. In fact, she seems to revel in it. Consider this: Moorer tapped another Nashville misfit, R.S. Field, to co-produce the exquisite Miss Fortune with her husband, Doyle Primm. The set opens with tear-soaked, radio-ready pop gems "Tumbling Down" and "Cold in California." "Let Go" and "Can't Get There From Here" recall the artist's neo-traditionalist country roots, while "Going Down" is Rolling Stones blues. On the orchestral "Steal the Sun," Moorer enters the blue-eyed soul territory of Dusty Springfield. Miss Fortune is yours for the taking—just remember to keep an open mind.—MP