05/26/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT
Johnny's daughter recently released her first album of new material in seven years, Rules of Travel. At home, the country singer-songwriter prefers to play CDs by other female performers. Here are five of her faves:
•Interlude: 1944-1947, Sarah Vaughan "Sarah Vaughan means old-time jazz. Put that on and you feel like you are in some chichi 1940s nightclub."
•When I Was a Boy, Jane Siberry
The art-popster is "so deep. She's such an emotional and poetic writer—so original and unusual. She represents a great pop songwriter."
•Essence, Lucinda Williams "For eroticism and roots."
•Bel Canto, Renee Fleming The opera singer possesses a "perfect instrument: her voice."
•Here's to Life, Shirley Horn
"More modern than Sarah Vaughan—and sexier. Her songs are so classic. Her voice is one of a woman who has lived a long, rich life."