Dead Flowers by Josey Milner

October 8th, 2012 5 Comments
Josey Milner

A big challenge for Josey Milner

At first I was curious to see how this song would turn out. It’s one thing to take on a great song. It’s another to take on a great song originally released by a great artist.

That’s the challenge Josey Milner took on when she decided to coverĀ Dead Flowers, which I originally heard from Miranda Lambert a few years ago. The song wasn’t a huge hit for Miranda, but it always stuck out in my mind as a great track. It’s a sad song, but a powerful song about relationships and how not all of them work out.

So that’s what Josey had to overcome and you know what?

I think she pulled it off.

Dead Flowers – Josey Milner

It was a tough task, but I like this version from Josey. It took me a while to get over the fact that this was recorded by Miranda Lambert. I just had her voice in my head, but once I got past that it became about Josey’s interpretation of the song. She does a great job. She’s a different artist than Miranda and I’m sure some of you won’t like Josey’s version, but I know there are some of you that will.

There are points in the song where you can really hear the talent in Josey’s voice. She has a real potential to have a strong career in singing. It’s always tough to break out in the mainstream, but you never know. I have to say that her song choice in this instance was great. Her voice fits the track well and I think it’s something people are really going to enjoy.

What did you think of the song?

CML Points: 80/100

Dayne Shuda

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5 Comments »

  • Mike M. said:

    I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment, Mr. Shuda. Josey has all the potential to have an excellent career. Song selection will, as with all artist, be important to showcase her talents. I look forward to hearing more from this rising star.

  • tommy robinette said:

    i also like josey’s interpretation of “dead flowers” too, she also does a good job on “edge of seventeen” and “walking after midnight” in case you haven’t heard those.

  • Scott White said:

    Fantastic Vocals. I absolutely love this version. It is just as good if not better than Miranda Lambert’s. Great production.

  • Misti Swisher said:

    I have had the pleasure to see her live singing this song and she puts SO much emotion into this song she will make your tear up!!! If she is in your area I would suggest you catch a show!!!!

  • Clara said:

    NO WAY! She is awful.

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