by Meredith Edwards


The strongest component of Meredith Edwards' debut album, Reach, is the young artist's vocal interpretation of her material. For those who are looking for extremely memorable, stellar songs, you may be disappointed by the general mediocrity of the cuts. On the other hand, for those who love a powerful vocalist, Edwards will definitely grab your attention. Embracing the country-pop sound, Edwards will have your toes tapping throughout "In Any Given Moment" and "The Bird Song," the cleverest of the cuts, told from the perspective of a feathered people-watcher. Shifting gears on songs like "This Is the Heartache" and "You," the teen shapes an even package of up-tempo and ballad. After a modern, pop vocal performance that suits someone of Edwards' age, along comes the twang of "Slow Learner," almost as if the speed of an old-fashioned long-play record got cranked up on a turntable. Edwards has some big names behind her in her career, including former pop singer/songwriter Richard Marx and N'Sync's Lance Bass serving as her personal manager. That kind of musical talent can only mean that the talent of Meredith Edwards will continue to blossom.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/05/2001
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0008817018829
catalogNumber: 170188

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Meredith Edwards   Primary Artist
Lee Roy Parnell   Slide Guitar
Marilyn Martin   Background Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
Gary Prim   Piano,Keyboards
Eddie Bayers   Drums
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar,Slide Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Bruce Gaitsch   Acoustic Guitar
John Kelton   Bass
Brent Mason   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Joey Miskulin   Accordion
Duncan Mullins   Bass
Robin Wiley   Background Vocals
Glenn Worf   Bass
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin
John D. Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Steve Mandile   Electric Guitar
Tim Buppert   Background Vocals
David Nail   Track Performer

Technical Credits

David Cole   Engineer
John Kelton   Engineer
Jim Kimball   Engineer
Steve Lowery   Engineer
Richard Marx   Producer
Keith Stegall   Producer
Robin Wiley   Producer
Brady Barnett   Engineer

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Reach 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nsync's new girl meredith edwards is nothing short of spectacular! She isn't another Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson. Meredith Edwards has true beauty and a sound of her own. Her soulful expression, youthful spirit, and exciting country music make her debut album appealing to any age, 5 to 55! this girl is sure to be a hit for quite some time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
at first glance this young girl may seem more pop than country. But dont let the appearance fool you or the fact that she's under Nsync's Lances management, Meredith Edwards is certainly one of the best new female country artists out there. Her young voice and energy is felt in every song. Move over Brittney Nsync's got a new girl!