"..five stellar originals of pure Cosmic Cowgirl and Texas Hill Country sound emanating from and emotional and integral vocalist. "Lonely Street" is a journey of a heart looking for love in a jaunty Tex-Mex tune reminiscent of the Sir Douglas Quintet. "Empty Arms Win" bring to mind couples swaying along on dancehall floors as Ney's voice fills the air with sweet country pain. "love Is The Diamond" is my favorite track..."Houston In Your Rearview Mirror"..another dancehall sweeper and "Saturday Night" pumps it up and rocks and swings, Ney's vocals consistently delightful. The nuances and emotion in Ney's voice convey a kaleidoscope of challenges, victories, pain, redemption and joy. The Hardest Truth is a beautiful Truth.
"When Johnson City, TX, singer songwriter, Penny Ney opens her five originals with the fabulous accordion of Carlos Alvarez, she's got me hooked....."
"This is Hill Country music, and nothing Nashville manufactures touches it's homespun charm and authenticity".