Amanda Norman Sell
Bill Scull, Jr.
Bobby K Kingston
Brooks Tucker's debut album, "Totally Texan"
is not just the title of the album, it's a description of Brooks himself. He makes it
difficult for one to argue the legend that the best country singers come from Texas. Fifth
generation Texan, I have to think that Brooks has the Texas sound roaring through his
veins and was undoubtedly born with the Texan talent for songwrting as well as vocal
While Brooks' CD, "Totally Texan" is limited to seven
songs, they're all top of the line country music with quality sound making it a wonderful
production overall. Brooks is also blessed with a great band, which he named
"Nueces" (pronounced new-aces) in honor of Nueces Canyon Highschool and his
childhood roots in Barksdale, Texas.
Neueces has the perfect blend of instrumentation for
Brooks' voice and style. The fiddle plays on your heartstrings while the keyboard and
steel guitar serve to compliment Brooks' vocals. I've said time and again, the mark of a
great band and good production is when the singer's voice is in front, enhanced, not
over-shadowed by the music. With that said, I can say again, this is truly a great
All of the songs on "Totally Texan" are winners. Brooks
has covered the spectrum of making good country music....... from cowboys to
mamas to romance and hurtin' songs. There's a lot of territory covered in this album
and while you'll always wish for more of his music, you'll never feel cheated for the lack
of 3 more songs. I've had CDs that I would program so I could skip over the songs I don't
particularly care for. I can't forsee that ever happening with a Brooks Tucker album as
long as he keeps on making his kind of music, his way.
Brooks rich baratone voice will capture your attention from note one
and carry you away with him. It's clear that he and his self penned music are as one as he
sings from his soul right into your heart. Brooks is not a "sounds
like..." artist. He has his own unique sound, rich in quality and
deserving of a record label that would take this young man to the top of the charts where
If you love "REAL" country music, you're
gonna love Brooks Tucker. Country through and through,
Brooks Tucker is "My Kind of Country"!
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