The first real standout track on this EP comes at the third track, which is the song that the record was named after. "Heck of a Story" is a song that seems so true to Baugh. The majority of this EP are songs that are teen oriented, a teen-country hybrid genre. Baugh writes and sings about what she knows, and at 15, that's teenage love, and growing up, and all those insane feelings one feels during adolescence. When Baugh is the most true to herself, and doesn't try to write and sings songs that are too old for her, or it doesn't sound like she feels the story of the song, she succeeds the most. "Heck of a Story" is the most honest song on the record, and is just a song about first love and believing in love so much when you're young. The song has a youthful innocence that's lovely to listen to.
Baugh learns how to truly tell a story in a country song with "Country Boy." Again, it's a typical country song, sort of the sequel to "Typical Cowboy," but Baugh really learns how to tell a story. Country music is all about stories, or at least it used to be, and Baugh masters that skill in this light summer love song.
The only real miss on this collection is "Crashed the Car." Baugh extends the rule of singing what you know a little too far with this song, and literally created a song about taking Driver's Ed and crashing the car. Despite the lyrical flaws, the song is produced jauntily, and has an uptempo beat that makes you want to keep on dancing even after the song and EP closes out.
Baugh has a bright future. She has so much talent, but she still is young. As she matures and grows up, her sound will mature and improve as well. If she's creating a music like this at 15, the country music industry better be prepared for what she releases in a few years. Baugh is such a star.
Best tracks: Heck of a Story, Same Scars, Country Boy
Throwaway tracks: Crashed My Car
Overall rating: 4 crowns