Saturday, May 15, 2010
Jango Song Of The Day-Allison Moorer
Song:Is Heaven Good Enough For You
Album:The Definitive Collection
Allison Moorer is an outstanding singer songwriter best known as the younger sister of another great singer Shelby Lynne. Allison has gotten plenty of critical acclaim but it didn't translate into record sales when she was on Universal South. She was born June 21, 1972 in Mobile, AL and was raised by Shelby Lynne after their father committed a murder suicide of their mother in 1986. They lived with their aunt and uncle. After earning a degree in public relations at the University Of South Alabama, Allison followed her sister to Nashville and became a backup singer. Her big break came when she met musician Doyle "Butch" Primm and they started writing songs together and then got married. A June 1996 performance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville got the attention of MCA Nashville producer Tony Brown. Is Heaven Good Enough For You appeared on her 1998 debut CD Alabama Song. A Soft Place To Fall appeared in the 1998 film The Horse Whisperer and it was nominated for an Oscar. But she didn't get the radio play or record sales she needed to become a star. Things didn't change much when she went with Brown to Universal South in 2002. This version of Is Heaven Good Enough For You is from the 2003 live CD/DVD release Show and you can get it on this comp. She left Universal for Sugar Hill in 2004 and then divorced Primm. She is now married to Steve Earle and recently gave birth to their first child. Allison is now recording for Rykodisc and her latest CD Crows was released in Feb. 2010. Alt country fans should check out Allison Moorer. Here's Allison Moorer and Shelby Lynne performing Is Heaven Good Enough For You from the 2003 DVD Show in Nashville.