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  • Summary: The seventh full-length studio release for the country singer-songwriter was produced by Neilson Hubbard and includes guest appearances from Jason Isbell and Trisha Yearwood.
  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Genre(s): Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Country
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  1. Apr 16, 2013
    80
    She wanders back to Nashville for her seventh release, Thorn in My Heart, and doesn’t miss a step.
  2. Apr 16, 2013
    80
    Thorn in My Heart defies easy categorization and may be overlooked by country radio for being too rootsy, Americana fans for being too sophisticated, folk fans for being too literary, etc. However, this very lack of boundaries is the record’s greatest strength.
  3. Apr 16, 2013
    80
    It is yet another in a string of excellent releases by her, but it's also something more. It integrates everywhere Richey's been yet inhabits a terrain completely of her own design.
  4. 60
    Richey’s doe-eyed, bittersweet approach perfectly captures the hurt and regret in her material, but you may wish there were more glimmers of light to offset her somewhat bleak outlook.
  5. Apr 16, 2013
    60
    While all perfectly pleasant and expertly played, there's a nagging wish that Richey would break out of her comfort zone more often. [May 2013, p.76]
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