I had the honor of meeting D' and
hearing her sing live before I ever listened to her four-song demo CD, "Countin' The
Stars 'Til Morning". She performed at a Child Alert Foundation benefit at the Broken
Spoke in Nashville, TN (benefit produced by James Bailey) and I was simply bowled over by
the big beautiful voice coming out of this little porcelain figurine of a gal. She made
instant friends with my Ma and my Aunt Louise and spent a great deal of "off
stage" time with them, which I appreciated as I didn't have time to see or talk to
anyone for any length of time. She certainly won their hearts that day and they, too, were
engulfed by her vocal talents once she took the stage... and believe me, they're pretty
Enough about all of that... you're here
to hear D' and believe me, while the songs on this demo CD are good, the sound and quality
of it doesn't compare to hearing the D' in person. She lights up a room with her smile and
takes your breath with her voice once she's in the spot light... and in the spot light is
where the "Asian Gone Country" belongs.
D's strong points are many, but I have
to say that she can capture your heart in a heartbeat with her ballads. "How Do I Get
Over You" is just such a ballad, written by one of my long lost friends, Jim Clark.
Jim has a real talent at songwriting and was managed by another friend of mine, Wendell
Fowler (Morehits Music Pub.) who also has also worked with Jim Callicott in managing D's
career. With such devoted and talented men of country music behind D's career, she's off
to a wonderful start.
I'm ashamed to say that I had D's album
almost 2 years before getting down the list far enough to review her album. I can honestly
say, when D' has another CD come out, I won't hesitate to hear it right away. All four
songs on this introductory CD are befitting D's talent and style. Let's hope that dream #3
comes true and then we'll be "Countin' the Stars" and find that D' is a shining
constellation among them.