Morgan Wade came in hot to the country music scene this year with the release of her debut LP Reckless. Paul Eversold and Sadler Vaden co-produced the album; Vaden co-wrote many of the songs as well. Reckless brings together perceptive, confessional songwriting, pop flair and straight-up country-rock, yielding a polished but unpretentious sound that’s just as reminiscent of Miley Cyrus as it is songwriters like Jason Isbell (in whose band Vaden also plays guitar) or Lucinda Williams. There’s a rich, robust passion bubbling just under the surface of these songs. With this record as a strong foundation, Wade has established herself as a promising talent whose potential seems to know no bounds.