by Robert Bell
Hailing from Shirley (Van Buren County), Gwendlyn Kay offers a small-town Arkansas take on country that draws from classic performers like Loretta Lynn to contemporary stars like Miranda Lambert.
She can do sad as well as sassy. Check out "This is Me Without You," a gem of a kiss-off, with wit and country-girl charm to spare. "No more chili dogs for Thanksgiving dinner / When it comes to real losers baby you are a winner."