On her previous five albums, the Youngstown native was a honky-tonk gal with energy to burn, but the relationships she sang about in stompers like "One Drink at a Time" have since ended badly. "Stay Awhile" finds a lovelorn O'Malley reinventing herself as singer-songwriter, finding solace in a weeping guitar. Even her friends have abandoned her, and "Honestly" is downright dark. They don't make country like this anymore -- but then again, like Willie and Patsy, B.J. is bigger than just country.
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