Album Review: "In The Country" by Richie Furay (7/10)

In the Country

Renew Records

Producer: Val Garay

As part of Buffalo Springfield, Richie Furay paved new ground by fusing country with rock. Here, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer drops the more modern aspect of his artistic legacy to deliver a sampler of jubilant C&W covers, plundering iconic songs from diverse notables including John Denver, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Alabama, Lee Ann Womack, and his own band, Poco. While effervescent, Furay’s adaptations favor respectability over creative shock and awe. The value therein depends on what you’re craving.