Linda Davis started out in the early 1980s as part of the short-lived duo of Skip & Linda, along with singer Skip Eaton. Davis went on to sing backup for Reba McEntire, and didn't release her own first solo album until 1991. The Reba influence is pretty strong; too strong for many of you, I'll bet. Here's a quick look at her work...
Linda Davis "I'm Yours" (Dreamworks, 1998)
This best-of retrospective spans back to Davis's early singles on Capitol and Arista, and includes a few new tunes, for good measure. It's all very Reba-delic, from the tortured, exaggerated twang to the monotonous obsession with girl-meets-boy romance. Still, she's okay on the upbeat numbers... At least she doesn't delve into the slow, drippy stuff as much as McEntire does; there's some syrup... just not as much. All in all, though, Davis is a pretty underwhelming performer. This is the disc to pick up if you want to check her out, but it didn't make a big impression on me...
Linda Davis "In A Different Light" (Liberty, 1991)
Linda Davis "Linda Davis" (Liberty, 1992)
Linda Davis "Shoot For The Moon" (Arista Nashville, 1994)
Linda Davis "Some Things Are Meant To Be" (Arista Nashville, 1996)
Linda Davis "Family Christmas" (Center Hill, 2003)
Linda Davis "I Have Arrived" (Center Hill, 2004)
Linda Davis "Young At Heart" (Center Hill, 2007)
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