In 2009, R&B and gospel singer Candi Staton, who has called Georgia home for several years, released a CD titled “Who’s Hurting Now” on London, England’s, Honest Jon label. It was a sequel to 2006’s “His Hands,” her first secular CD in two decades.
But the CD was never formally released back home because EMI Music ended its distribution deal with Honest John. Today, two years later, the 11-track album hits U.S. stores, with tunes that are a mixture of soul, blues and Americana.
Featured are songs such as “I Feel the Same,” recorded in the early ‘70s by Bonnie Raitt; “I Don’t Want for Anything,” which Staton describes as “singing it to God”; and a remake of Dan Tyler’s “The Light In Your Eyes.” The album also includes new tunes like “Lonely Don’t” and the country ballad “Dust on My Pillow.”