Album Review: Bless My Heart by Cady Groves (10/10)

In her tragically foreshortened career, the late Cady Groves worked with a diverse array of creatives including Jim Lauderdale and Savan Kotecha, and toured with Good Charlotte and All Time Low. On this posthumous collection, she illuminates the crossroads of country and Americana. The title track proclaims, “Got a million scars, don’t know where to start.” She recalls a bucolic summer on “Cigarettes and Sunsets,” while “Crying Game” speaks to darker realities, including the death of her two brothers with these words: “Life is fragile and can slip away.” This remarkable talent––just 30 years old––has departed too soon.

Distributed by: Vel Records/Thirty Tigers

Produced by: Aaron Eshuis