This is no ordinary artist bio. But then Hal Ketchum is no ordinary artist. First of all, he possesses, as noted by USA Today, "the most effervescent voice in country music." But, of course, you already knew that.

More to the point, when we joined Hal at the Curb Records office in Nashville last February, his new album had yet to be titled. In fact, it had yet to be finished. He hadn't even made final decisions on which songs to record. "Actually," he said, "we might cut a whole other ten and start all over."