Allison Moorer – Down To Believing (2015)

Allison Moorer has speallison moorer down to believingnt the last two years coming to grips with the end of her marriage to Steve Earle and their toddler’s autism diagnosis – and giving birth to some of her strongest songs in a career of writing forcefully about personal challenges.

The listening key to whether each song targets autism or Earle is that she’s disappointed in Earle and furious at autism.

Some songs are over-arranged, but maybe that’s for the best if you’re in pain and need a belt-out-loud anthem or crying ballad to ease the load.