The Forester Sisters

Sample this concert
  1. 1Just In Case03:08
  2. 2Singin' the Blues02:21
  3. 3(That's What You Do) When You're In Love04:03
  4. 4Mama's Never Seen Those Eyes03:27
  5. 5Reckless Night03:44
  6. 6Dixie Man03:21
  7. 7I Fell In Love Again Last Night04:51
  8. 8Mr. Sandman02:45
Liner Notes

Kathy Forester - vocals; June Forester - vocals; Kim Forester - vocals; Christy Forester - vocals; Terry Atkins - bass; Bob Porter - drums; Roy Curry - guitar; David Summers - fiddle, pedal steel guitar; Unknown - keyboards

The Forester Sisters had a steady run of Top 10 Country hits from the mid-1980s through 1991. Originally, Kate and June, the two eldest sisters, hired a band that backed them on weekends while they moonlighted from their jobs as teachers. When Kim and later Christy graduated from college, they formed the Forester Sisters and went looking for a record deal.

After a couple of years on the honky-tonk and State Fair circuit, the girls were discovered by talent scouts from Nashville. Eventually they signed with Warner Brothers and immediately started having hits on the country charts. Their run of hit songs halted in 1991 and soon after they took a break to focus on their families. They did regroup in 1993 to record a gospel LP and again in 1996 to record one more country album, More Than I Am.

This recorded performance was captured for the Silver Eagle Cross Country Radio Series, and the group sang mostly material from their debut LP. Maybe because this was recorded early in their career, when they had yet to focus on making great original material, the best tracks from this show are actually the covers. They deliver a spunky version of "Singin' The Blues" the country hit first made famous by Don Williams. Their take on the '50s pop classic "Mr. Sandman" is good but no match for the original version by the Chordettes, or even the cover done by Emmy Lou Harris. There are other highlights, however, especially the ballad "I Fell In Love Again Last Night," which was a hit for the Foresters in the late 1980s.

Their wholesome image and traditional music slant made them appealing to hardcore country fans and women, but as the contemporary country music scene began to gain in popularity, acts like the Forester Sisters soon were overshadowed by the likes of Faith Hill and Shania Twain.