"Thank God I'm A Country Girl" - NYC Cabaret Debut
"In Thank God I'm a Country Girl (May 4 at Don't Tell Mama), McCracken delivers a firecracker of a performance joyfully celebrating her heritage in music."
"….her voice soft and luscious, with just the right amount of forlorn pain."
"Exploring the theme of poverty as told through another mother/daughter relationship, McCracken is brilliant performing Bobbie Gentry's "Fancy."
-Billie Roe, BroadwayWorld.com
"Always…Patsy Cline" Patsy Cline
"Thank goodness for Erin McCracken.
And in that sense, the show is more revue than musical, with McCracken tackling more than two dozen songs, including masterpieces such as “I Fall to Pieces” and “Your Cheating Heart. It helps, too, that McCracken, who grew up singing country in Oklahoma, has the steely Cline sound down cold, even weaving in those characteristic yodels and growls. She’s very impressive, a singer who knows how to shape a song, to sell it. Everything she touches in this show, she turns to gold.
Everything she touches turns to gold."
-Channing Gray, Providence Journal
"Like the incomparable star she portrays, Erin McCracken has the voice to rival any in God’s choir and a presence that fills the stage with genuine warmth and humor. Her beaming smile and raven hair are enough to turn the head of any critic before she even sings a note, but when she does all bets are off. McCracken is a star in the making, just biding her time until she finds her orbit. She is an extraordinary talent and has been the beneficiary of extraordinary training."
-Dave Christner, The Newport Daily News
"McCracken also demonstrates an ability to handle any song that's thrown her way, both in the singing and truthfully living the song, whether it's heartbreakers like "Crazy" or toe-tappers like "Stupid Cupid." She impresses at every opportunity, including the quieter moments focused more on acting rather than singing."
-Robert Barossi, Broadway World
"It certainly helped that Erin McCracken sounded like Patsy Cline, complete with her trademark "catch" in her throat. She had a full sound in her middle voice and is able to transition to her high notes effortlessly.
-Kathryn Kitt, Broadway World