Few Questions

Few Questions

by Clay Walker
     
 

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Since being diagnosed with MS a few years back, Clay Walker has asked for no one's pity, nor has he made much of an issue of it. But he has embraced life with a new zeal, and he's making sure his music reflects his can-do attitude. Walker's condition shadows the best songs on A Few Questions, but not in a morose way; rather, these tunes reflect his unbendingSee more details below

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Since being diagnosed with MS a few years back, Clay Walker has asked for no one's pity, nor has he made much of an issue of it. But he has embraced life with a new zeal, and he's making sure his music reflects his can-do attitude. Walker's condition shadows the best songs on A Few Questions, but not in a morose way; rather, these tunes reflect his unbending will to live and to love to the fullest for all of his days. In the somber, string-laden title song, he opens the album with a litany of rhetorical questions aimed at God, puzzling over the bad things that happen in the world but at the same time expressing gratitude for his own prayers being heard. That generous spirit informs most of the songs here, which celebrate love in many forms: love for the particular culture in a particular place (the groove-centric rocker "Everybody Needs Love"); love for home, hearth, and good friends (the swaying, languorous honky-tonk of "This Is What Matters"); and most especially for a life partner, expressed in a brace of exhilarating love songs. "Sweet Sun Angel" finds Walker's plaintive testimonials buttressed by stinging electric guitar lines and big, booming drums; "I'm in the Mood for You" matches its lyrical urgency with some fierce southern-fried guitar boogie; and the bluesy testimonial "When She's Good She's Good" gains its ambience from some funky wah-wah guitar and a greasy, horn-driven groove. In the end, Walker's questions are good and his songs are strong, but the disc's humanity is what gives it a lasting edge.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2005
Label:
Sony Special Product
UPC:
0079899612724
catalogNumber:
96127
Rank:
10649

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clay Walker   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Chris Dunn   Trombone
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Jim Horn   Baritone Saxophone
Sam Levine   Tenor Saxophone
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Steve Patrick   Trumpet
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Jonathan Yudkin   Banjo,Fiddle,Violin,Cello,Harp,Viola
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle,Mandolin
Tim Akers   Keyboards
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Melodie Crittenden   Background Vocals
Leland Sklar   Bass
Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson   Chromatic Harmonica
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Jimmy Ritchey   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
David Grisson   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Steve Goodman   Composer
Jerry Herman   Composer
Greg Barnhill   Composer
Derek Bason   Engineer
Jim Horn   Horn Arrangements
Gordon Kennedy   Composer
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Composer
Josh Leo   Composer
Kip Raines   Composer
Chely Wright   Composer
Clay Walker   Composer,Producer
Richard Hanson   Engineer
Jeffrey Steele   Composer
Trey Bruce   Composer
Clarke Schleicher   Engineer
Ray Scott   Composer
Kim Tribble   Composer
Keith Urban   Composer
Dan Workman   Engineer
Rivers Rutherford   Composer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Kris Bergsnes   Composer
Tammy Hyler   Composer
Jimmy Ritchey   Producer
James LeBlanc   Composer
Phillip Moore   Composer
Cory Mayo   Composer
Jeremy Stover   Composer

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