Allan Traynor's "Country Recitations" is a heart-wrenching assembly of spoken word tunes. Every track on this CD is crafted with lyrical precision and performed with passion and fervor. Tackling patriotic themes, memories of youth, and life experiences, these tales are brought to life by Allan's emotional story-telling of mostly real-life experiences. "The Letter" and "Why Soldiers Cry" tell sad tales of tragic loss and fallen heroes, yet they bring healing and closure through words of sympathy, valor, and profound courage. What's more, each track of "Country Recitations" is backed by lovely acoustic guitars and graceful stringed instruments. Finished with solid production, this CD is one that fans of spoken word and country music should not go without!