All are of the songs on the collection were either co-written or written solely by Seely. The CD opens with the mid-tempo traditional country tune “Sometimes I Do,” and it is followed by the sentimental ballad “He’s All I Need.”
“I’m Never Gonna See You” is a piano-driven ballad that showcases Seely’s clear and harking voice. It is followed by yet another classic ballad, “Senses,” which has a retro feel to it, as Country Music Hall of Famer Connie Smith and her husband, fellow musician, Marty Stuart, collaborate with Seely on the tune. After “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is,” she picks up the pace with the up-tempo “You Don’t Need Me,” which is sassy and a great deal of fun.
Seely truly commands one’s attention on “My Love For You,” where her atmospheric vocals are reminiscent of Bette Midler. The fiddle-driven “Leavin’ And Sayin’ Goodbye” is upbeat, and she will break your heart on “The Pain Once You’re Gone.”
The album closes with the sultry “Who Needs You,” and “We’re Still Hangin’ In There Ain’t We Jessi,” the latter of which is a duet with fellow Grand Ole Opry sensation Jan Howard and country singer Jessi Colter, the wife of the late Waylon Jennings.
Overall, Jeannie Seely soars on her new album, Written in Song. “Miss Country Soul” is back stronger than ever. There is a variety on her latest musical effort. It garners an A rating.