Taking a page from the George Jones/Tammy Wynette handbook, established artists Lorrie Morgan and Sammy Kershaw have parlayed their personal romance into a charming country album.

Taking a page from the George Jones/Tammy Wynette handbook, established artists Lorrie Morgan and Sammy Kershaw have parlayed their personal romance into a charming country album. Morgan is a confident stylist in excellent form on this outing, and the capable Kershaw has always owned plenty of vocal personality. Comparisons with George and Tammy may be a bit unfair, but these two do indeed scale those heights at times, as on the country gold "Be My Reason" and "That's Where I'll Be" and the Mexicali trailer-park fun of "He Drinks Tequila." They're also both effective when they step out on their own: Morgan kills on the bittersweet ballad "I Must Be Gettin' Older," and Kershaw is downright funky on "Sugar." Both of these artists have seen radio success fall off somewhat in recent times, but this top-notch effort offers plenty of hit potential, if aided by the occasional headline.—RW