It’s certainly one of the best albums that I have recently heard. Only five songs, (Texas Rose, Honky Tonk Blues (Come on Baby), Shotgun in My Hands, Love You Like I Do and No Other Love), but already more than enough to display the artistic talent of this artist. I’m talking about “Texas Rose”, Ray Remington’s debut album; singer from California. Raised in Bakersfield listening to Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens, however, Ray developed a completely personal style that makes him unique amongst the young emerging singer / songwriters. Recorded in Nashville with the best musicians around, “Texas Rose” is so much different from the mainstream country sound, doesn’t compromise and offers a new sound, that depicts profound ballads, rich in content and harmonies. The title track, for example, is simply fantastic, and Ray’s voice carries you through the sounds of the great American tradition. A courageous attempt, extremely successful however, in combining the old school sound with the bursting musical style of Remington. An E.P. of the highest quality, that I would like to sum up with just one word: spellbinding. In an era, in which many artists tend to maintain a steady monotonous sound, the American music scene is enriched with this great talent, full of personality. (Gian Luca Sitta)