Welcome to another edition of CMM’s “Tracks of the Day” feature! This is where we select two songs we feel are great and that our readers may not have heard.
“Outbound Plane” was written by two excellent country-folk artists in Nanci Griffith and Tom Russell, and Suzy Bogguss took a fine cover of it to #9 in 1991. A delightfully catchy uptempo with insightful lyrics that describe the fact that a relationship has to be built on genuine love to last, it’s one of my favorite singles of the ’90s.
While all of Joey + Rory’s albums are highly worthwhile, their first is likely my favorite, precisely because of songs like this one. “In the Heart of the Wood” is a great song about childhood memories and appreciating the gifts of nature. Joey’s voice is as beautiful as ever and she delivers an impassioned performance here. RIP.