RENEE OLSTEAD Skylark David Foster, who's produced divas like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion, finds another talented muse in this 19-year-old jazz-pop songbird with an impressive vocal range.
CHARLIE WILSON Uncle Charlie The former Gap Band frontman's soulful delivery is as outstanding as ever. Though midtempo-driven, the CD shows that Uncle Charlie can still hit the clubs with the hip-hop generation: Snoop, T-Pain and Jamie Foxx.
BEN KWELLER Changing Horses This indie pop-rocker decides he wants to play cowboy on his latest. And twangy tunes such as "Old Hat" are more country than you get from most country artists these days.