Although he has released albums as a solo artist over the years, Walt Wilkins earned his reputation on the strength of songs he penned for artists including Pat Green and Ricky Skaggs. With guidance from veteran producer Lloyd Maines, Wilkins delivers his own mission statement as a singer-songwriter with Diamonds In The Sun. From the first notes of the lad track, the catchy country-rocker “Trains I Missed”, Wilkins and his band capture the Texas sound with a nice mix of memorable melodies and narratives. In fact, the songs are so well-executed that a countrified cover the The Band’s classic “The Shape I’m In” sounds like just another solid track on an album full of them.
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