New Music Critiques: Amber Rae Dunn

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Contact: [email protected] 

Web: amberraedunn.com
Seeking: Manager, Label
Style: Country

Amber Rae Dunn plays country music, she’s a country artist, and she’ll appeal to a country crowd. Nothing complicated there. Still, like all of the best country artists, Dunn pulls influences from all over the place. “Barbershop,” with its clicking fingers intro, feels like the opening number in a musical about barbershops. “Junior has a wild idea to bring the mullet back,” she sings at one point. We can’t endorse mullets, but it’s still a great song. “My Ryan” is a heartbreaking song about her brother who passed away, and it’s a beautiful tribute. “Jessie Jane” pulls some rock in, and it’s easy to imagine that one on the radio while driving.