"A sultry country classicist with a tremble in her voice, Whitney Rose is partial to the magisterial gestures of the 1950s and 1960s." – New York Times

"Playfully croons through tales of love and mischief with girlish breath and devilish twang." – Rolling Stone

"Rose nailed this concoction of joining the purer sides of pop and country. The most exciting part is seeing where she goes next." – American Songwriter

"Whitney Rose’s voice sounds like it's comin' on out of a time machine in RCA’s Studio B in Nashville circa 1960. Her songwriting blends vintage R&B and retro country." — Magnet

- “Following in the tradition of Patti Griffith, Alejandro Escovedo, Joe Ely, and others who use place as an essential element of their music. That place could be East Texas, West Texas, Houston, or Dallas—it’s a big state that contains multitudes—but one that is quintessentially Texas.” – PopMatters

- “The sound the young singer-songwriter has crafted for herself is entirely Texan twang.” – Rolling Stone

- “Images of bluebonnets, boots, bands, and old records fill the songs, every one conjuring a distinct Texas tradition.” – All Music

- “This sounds like vintage Texas music, and Rose serves it up with élan.” – Texas Music Magazine

- “Ready-made for packing a Central Texas dance hall.” – Austin Chronicle  

"Sultry, dynamic, spicy in the way it slides between styles yet continues forward cohesively, Heartbreaker of the Year is quite the exhibition of Whitney’s talents." – Saving Country Music

"Stark and sultry, here Rose hits heartache right between the eyes. With a croon that wraps dances perfectly between plaintive guitar riffs, Rose skillfully delivers classic country magic." — Guitar World

"Her writing is first rate, and she is really fucking good at her instrument." — PopMatters