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February 17, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What happens when a country singer goes for the brass ring and misses? Nothing terrible, if you ask Jann Browne. A few years ago, this talented veteran of the Orange County music scene was a solid country contender. In 1990, Browne's debut album, "Tell Me Why," spent six months on the Billboard country charts and yielded two Top 20 singles. In 1991, she tried to capitalize with a second album for Curb Records, "It Only Hurts When I Laugh."
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November 23, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just 24 hours after Garth Brooks was introducing his "Scarecrow" album to 18,000 onlookers at the Forum and 8.4 million TV viewers, country singer Jann Browne is sitting at her kitchen table in Laguna Hills talking about her latest album. There are no adoring fans holding "We {heart} You, Jann" banners, no TV cameras focusing on her every gesture, no record stores begging her for promotional visits.
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January 18, 1989 | HOLLY GLEASON
It's late afternoon at the Palomino, the North Hollywood cowboy bar that has played host to everyone from Waylon Jennings and Marty Robbins to an early-model Linda Ronstadt, and Jann Browne is waiting for Rosie Flores to finish her sound-check. Waiting is something the country singer from Mission Viejo is good at because it's something she's been doing for the last 15 years. But now Browne is about to get her shot at the big time.
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January 6, 2000 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roots country, blues and Christian alt-rock have been three pillars of the Orange County club scene in recent years, and standouts in each field have all the raw materials they need to expand their followings in 2000 and beyond. Jann Browne Browne is the most experienced player in this troika of comers; she even had a brief career in the '80s as a major-label artist when signed to Nashville-based Curb Records.
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April 29, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American listeners finally will have a chance to hear Jann Browne's superb 1994 album "Count Me In," which has been available only in Europe and Australia. Browne, a leading figure on the Orange County country music scene since the late '70s, said this week that she has struck a verbal agreement with Cross Three Records, a small, independent label based in Nashville. Label owner Mitchell Cohen said he plans an early-summer release and intends to send the Laguna Hills resident on her first U.S.
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June 20, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Playing a milestone show for her home-county fans, Jann Browne gave them a tour through her real neighborhood--the precincts of traditional country music--with the assurance of someone who knows her way around every corner on the block. Browne's two shows Monday night at the Crazy Horse Steak House marked the opening of her first national tour as a headliner in her own right (the Laguna Hills singer did two years of road work with Asleep at the Wheel in the early 1980s).
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May 14, 1994
**** Jann Browne "Count Me In" Red Moon (Swiss import) A lot of today's mainstream country music makes me want to talk back to my stereo. Slick, sound-alike performances, bad puns posing as songs, phony, simplistic or rose-tinted treatments of such inherently knotty subjects as romantic strife, the working life and family ties--it's enough to make you mutter things like "So you think Hank done it that way?" and "Life's just not like that, buddy."
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May 30, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM
Jann Browne's road to country stardom is looking a bit more bumpy right now than she might have liked. Last year, after more than a decade of kicking around the local honky-tonks, the Orange County-based singer got off to a solid start on the national scene when her first single, "You Ain't Down Home," made the Billboard's Top 20 country chart. The follow-up, "Tell Me Why," did just as well, and Browne got a lot of video play for a third song, "Mexican Wind."
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September 20, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took more than 15 years of preparation for Jann Browne to paint her masterpiece, and another year and a half of waiting before she could unveil it in her own land. It's hard to blame her--or the loyal cadre of country music fans in Orange County who have been following her since she moved here in 1978 from small-town Indiana--for feeling a little impatient.
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November 1, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
If Jann Browne takes a few steps from her front door, she can see the promised land. No more than a mile away, amid bare, dune-like, green- and dun-colored hills, rise the white structures that mark the upper rim of Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. The 15,000-capacity concert bowl is one of the pop palaces where country singers like Browne go when they've made it big. "I spend a lot of time up in those hills. I take my dogs up there and watch them chase coyotes.
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March 8, 1999 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
I never did have anything, I never wanted much anyway, I never learned how to play the game, like the lucky few. But I know that I'll survive, I'm just glad to be alive, I won't be like you, one of the lucky few. * So sang Jann Browne sang Friday at the Coach House in the defiant anthem "The Lucky Few," and much of the song's lyric could serve as a manifesto for Browne and her co-billed musical cohorts, Chris Gaffney and Patty Booker.
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March 5, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sit a functional family down at its kitchen table, and a lot more than the potatoes is apt to get passed around. Jokes, hopes, old stories, words of encouragement for a member in a rough streak--all flowed as the foremost family of Orange County country music took time to talk and reminisce this week.
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August 23, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sometimes a critic goes to a show and wishes the performers were somewhere else. It was like that with the Jann Browne/Rick Shea double bill Wednesday night at the Long Beach Museum of Art.
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March 2, 1996 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jann Browne may not have released anything new since "Count Me In"--which was one of the strongest albums of 1994--but that doesn't mean she's been sitting still. Along with touring (primarily in Europe, where "Count Me In" first was released), she has been working on songs for a new album, collaborating with band member Matt Barnes, longtime associate Pat Gallagher and her stepson Jake Stebner.
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September 20, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM
A strong sense of a personal vision is what makes Jann Browne's "Count Me In" so special. The most vivid example on the album--the one song that sets Browne farthest apart from mainstream country convention--is the harrowing "One Tired Man," her portrait of a man willfully drinking himself into the grave. It offers no moral, no uplift, just a deep, bitter draught of sorrow and regret.
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September 20, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took more than 15 years of preparation for Jann Browne to paint her masterpiece, and another year and a half of waiting before she could unveil it in her own land. It's hard to blame her--or the loyal cadre of country music fans in Orange County who have been following her since she moved here in 1978 from small-town Indiana--for feeling a little impatient.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just 24 hours after Garth Brooks was introducing his "Scarecrow" album to 18,000 onlookers at the Forum and 8.4 million TV viewers, country singer Jann Browne is sitting at her kitchen table in Laguna Hills talking about her latest album. There are no adoring fans holding "We {heart} You, Jann" banners, no TV cameras focusing on her every gesture, no record stores begging her for promotional visits.
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March 2, 1996 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jann Browne may not have released anything new since "Count Me In"--which was one of the strongest albums of 1994--but that doesn't mean she's been sitting still. Along with touring (primarily in Europe, where "Count Me In" first was released), she has been working on songs for a new album, collaborating with band member Matt Barnes, longtime associate Pat Gallagher and her stepson Jake Stebner.
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April 29, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American listeners finally will have a chance to hear Jann Browne's superb 1994 album "Count Me In," which has been available only in Europe and Australia. Browne, a leading figure on the Orange County country music scene since the late '70s, said this week that she has struck a verbal agreement with Cross Three Records, a small, independent label based in Nashville. Label owner Mitchell Cohen said he plans an early-summer release and intends to send the Laguna Hills resident on her first U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1994
**** Jann Browne "Count Me In" Red Moon (Swiss import) A lot of today's mainstream country music makes me want to talk back to my stereo. Slick, sound-alike performances, bad puns posing as songs, phony, simplistic or rose-tinted treatments of such inherently knotty subjects as romantic strife, the working life and family ties--it's enough to make you mutter things like "So you think Hank done it that way?" and "Life's just not like that, buddy."
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