10 Songs, 37 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

production is too slick


This is ok - but for the kind of musical landscape that Whitney Rose seems to be going for, this clean production gets in the way. Reminds me of when guys like Merle Haggard would re-record their hits in the 80's.

Her voice also wears thin after a while.



great album, Whitney has a breathtaking old school voice. Love it.


Xiao Miao

Awesome. I hope to see her in concert is summer

About Whitney Rose

Whitney Rose is a Canadian singer and songwriter who describes her sound as "vintage-pop-infused neo-traditional country." She grew up on Prince Edward Island and was exposed to country music from a very young age: as a child she spent most of her time at her grandparents' bar, where the jukebox constantly played hits by Hank Williams, Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline, and Dolly Parton. She counts the latter two and singer Keith Whitley as her biggest influences in the genre. She began writing songs as a teen. After moving to Toronto, she became immersed in the city's thriving folk and coffeehouse scene, though her own writing was distinctly in the country tradition. Rose won awards while living there and recorded her self-titled debut album for Cameron House. She toured Canada with the Devin Cuddy Band, and in 2012 moved to a farm in Southampton, Nova Scotia to begin writing new songs for a follow-up. In 2014 she toured Canada as an opening act for the Mavericks. The band's frontman, Raul Malo, was so taken with her performances that he offered to produce, sing, and play on her next recording. She took him up on his offer. Malo enlisted some of his bandmates, Cuddy, and other players to fill out the sessions. Rose cut her album over four days at Toronto's Revolution Studios. Titled Heartbreaker of the Year, it was released in Canada in April 2015, and worldwide in August. In January 2017, she released the mini album South Texas Suite, a record inspired by her new home of Austin, Texas, which was swiftly followed in October by the full-length Rule 62. ~ Thom Jurek

Prince Edward Island, Canada



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