Yearwood pledges to one-up her fella in acts of love and sacrifice (“I’ll Still Love You More”). The title cut (a duet with Garth Brooks) espouses a belief in miracles, fidelity and life-long marriage. Yearwood tells her gift-giving man, “Throw your presents in the creek” because all she really needs is his sincere love (“Bring Me All Your Lovin'”). A number of tracks deal honestly with relational issues, such as struggling to keep love alive (“I Don’t Want to Be the One”), confronting unfaithfulness (“That Ain’t the Way I Heard It”)and coping with abandonment (“Heart Like a Sad Song”).
One mild profanity appears on the rather hopeless lamentation “Love Wouldn’t Lie to Me.” A line on “Powerful Thing” finds prospective lovers squelching common sense to follow feelings.
Lots of countrified passion. With two minor exceptions, Yearwood’s robust, often intimate Road is worth taking.