I'm Gonna Love You Through It
Label: Big Machine Label Group
Nashville's reigning hot mom works both sides of that fence on her 11th pop-country opus, lamenting the perils of parenthood on "Teenage Daughters" and moaning white-soul PG come-ons like "You Can Get Your Lovin' Right Here." She sells an impressive range of emotions here, from the jaunty, horn-jolted lovey-dovey elation of "Broken Umbrella" to the tear-jerking pathos of the expertly crafted living-with-cancer ballad "I'm Gonna Love You Through It." Pat Monahan (aka the dude from Train) duets on "Marry Me" to sweet effect, but it's Martina's show, and she's clearly got it goin' on.