Forgotten Album Friday #2 Lone Justice - Lone Justice
For me this is the album where the Country / Country rock, call it whatever you will, started. The album was released in 1985 when you may recall the diet was a pretty standard one of soft rock and synth pop. If you think of the artists that were present at Live aid you will pretty much get the idea.
This album was raw, edgy and has elements of straight rock, country, country folk etc etc. Since this album Maria McKee has of course gained a rightful reputation as a great songwriter although she has sole writing credit on only one song. The lead single was Ways to be Wicked written by Tom Petty and there were contributions from Little Steven and Bryan McLean as well.
If you like her solo material try this - I don't think she beat it.
Ways To Be Wicked Dont Toss Us away You Are The Light Sweet Sweet Baby (I'm falling)