Country Singer Corinne Cook Celebrates Women Empowerment With New Album "Yes I Can"
From heartbreak to hell bent the Nashville based singer embraces the strengths and weaknesses of everything from love to living life in this collection of eight new tracks releasing July 13th.
By: Corinne Cook
The emerging indie country artist connects profoundly with the song because she, too, is an extraordinary woman who has broken through the limitations and expectations of what someone of her gender can do. On her way to pursuing her career and breaking through as a Nashville based singer, songwriter and performer, she served the Air Force during the Gulf War, raised two daughters and a son as a single mom, waitressed and worked graveyard shifts, even DJ'd for a country radio station.
Yes I Can marks an important breakthrough for Cook as a songwriter of great storytelling skill and depth. She co-wrote two of the eight tracks with producer/engineer Denny Martin and songwriter Bart Ambrose - the harmonica-tinged, blues-rock driven "Before He Cheats"-styled revenge romp "Last Thing To Go" and "Mr. Mechanic," a clever, whimsical metaphor driven romp about her husband. The album also includes several songs from outside writers including "One Box of Tissues," a spirited post breakup "to-do" list, and the heart wrenching song, "Trying Not To Die," about finding the strength to survive the terrible loss of a relationship. The mid-tempo country rocker "Devil's Heaven" is about the checkered lives of those who work in strip clubs, but Corinne perfectly understands the work ethic of a woman willing to do anything to put food on the table for her kids.
As a military veteran and American, Corinne also finds emotional resonance in the collection's final two songs. The poignant "Seven White Stars," a saga of a military widow who just lost a son in combat and the power ballad "Those Few Dreams," an anthem where she finds hope and fresh dreams for America despite these troubled times and a loss of innocence.
"I like to call my albums emotional rollercoasters, snapshots of life and how I feel about different things, with variety from track to track," Corinne says. "With every song, I want people to feel what it represents. I love the fact that I'm basically telling eight unique stories that all convey different feelings."
"Each of my albums represents different points in time of my life, with special memories and dreams attached to them, and I love taking people on the journey with me. I'm putting my heart, and my art, on display in the hopes people are going to love it and I'm anxious and excited to hear what everyone thinks."
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