Ruby Lovett | It's a Hard Life

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It's a Hard Life

by Ruby Lovett

Honest emotion and real life situations, sung with unaffected grace and power.
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. It's a Hard Life
4:28 $0.99
2. A Father's Love
3:18 $0.99
3. Catfish John
3:38 $0.99
4. The Blues You and Me
3:04 $0.99
5. Where I'm Standing Today
4:43 $0.99
6. Home Sweet Honky Tonk
3:44 $0.99
7. Riley Bring Your Fiddle
3:16 $0.99
8. Straight from My Heart
3:37 $0.99
9. They Don't Know
4:03 $0.99
10. Walking on the Moon
3:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
“Authentic, real, what you see is what you get…that describes Ruby Lovett and her music. There is no “put-on” in this collection of songs - just pure musical emotion that is music to the heart and soul. From the cotton fields and magnolias of Mississippi, to dreams of walking on the moon, this album takes you on a musical journey that is set free by the simple production which allows room for each instrument and especially Ruby’s vocal to shine.” ~ Jimmy Metts, President, Torque Entertainment/Voxhall Records and long time friend.”

Ruby Lovett is pure country folk steeped in the musical roots of early Americana. She is heir to a tradition of women with drawls and spunk. She is funny, unaffected, and unabashedly rural in outlook. The combination makes both her singing and her presence extraordinarily appealing, and the fact that such appeal is tied to a beautifully one-of-a-kind voice is all the better. Her music is as real as she is, full of emotion and real-life situations/ sung with grace and power. To hear her sing is to witness the flowering of life and musical approach that began with a childhood in Laurel, Mississippi.



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Country Music People Magazine
Country Music People magazine is the world's longest running and most respected country music magazine and is published monthly. Here's what Kelly Gregory said about Ruby Lovett's album "It's A Hard Life" - We all knew that, but now everyone else can find out!!

Mainstream country music had moved on a bit too much for Ruby Lovett’s more real sound by the time Curb Records released her album at the latter end of the ’90s. She was another casualty of being too country for country. A single didn’t fare all that well on the charts and, as is the way all too often, Ruby Lovett didn’t get another chance. However, with It’s A Hard Life, her return is triumphant. Stripped back in a mainly acoustic fashion that is frequently almost bluegrassy in instrumentation, the restrained production allows her voice to shine in a way that most Americana singers can only dream of. The fiddle player deserves high praise, if only for his intro on Where I’m Standing Today which is a redemptive gem of a very special song indeed. The higher register of Lovett’s voice suits it down to the ground while the snatches of mandolin and steel made me hope this waltz was never going to end. There are shades of Bobbie Gentry in Home Sweet Honky Tonk, and whilst it’s presented with a ton of Dobro the song could work just as well in an outand-out honky tonk arrangement implied by the title. If Dolly herself hasn’t heard Straight From My Heart she really needs to, but for that matter she should hear the whole album. If it’s stories you’re after they’re here in abundance. There must be any number of young singers who’d give their best pair of vintage custom-made boots to make an album like this. Raised poor, Ruby Lovett started singing early and she sings with authority, grit, and a genuine appreciation of what a “Hard Life” actually means. Beautifully produced, with perfect performances by every musician as well as Lovett’s fabulous vocals, this is about as real as it gets and will be welcomed by fans of Appalachian, bluegrass, and Americana as it will those of real rootsy country. Ruby Lovett says her music is “raw and unpolished.” It is that, but at the same time this album is a spectacular return. Kelly Gregory

Russell Rosen

A must have album
Ruby Lovett has an excellent singing voice and is a very gracious woman. Her long-awaited new album was worth the wait. If you like good music this album should be in your collection.