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Did I Shave My Legs for This?
     

Did I Shave My Legs for This?

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by Deana Carter
 

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Deana Carter's debut album may have seemed like the arrival of an overnight sensation, but that was hardly the truth. Carter cracked it finally at 30, after trying since she was 17 as the daughter of kicking country guitar picker Fred Carter. With its ironic odd title and its mix of singer/songwriter folk, new traditionalist country, and

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Deana Carter's debut album may have seemed like the arrival of an overnight sensation, but that was hardly the truth. Carter cracked it finally at 30, after trying since she was 17 as the daughter of kicking country guitar picker Fred Carter. With its ironic odd title and its mix of singer/songwriter folk, new traditionalist country, and pop, Carter came up with a winner. Produced by Chris Farren and Jimmy Bowen, Carter's album features six originals, including the title track, "Count Me In," the amazing opener, "I've Loved Enough to Know," with its hooky guitars, shimmering fiddles, and cascading pianos, the gorgeous "Love Ain't Worth Making" and "Before We Ever Heard Goodbye," and "How Do I Get There." These are the album's strongest tunes, full of passion and sincerity regarding love, its fulfillment and impossibility, as well as its mystery. And the woman can write a hook. There's a radio-friendly rock and pop feel to tracks such as Mac Wiseman's hard country tonkin' "If This Is Love" and Matraca Berg's pedal steel-ringing "Strawberry Wine." That she sold a few million copies of this record to country fans is not surprising at all; that she sold a few million more to AAA radio fans and to those whose musical tastes are dictated by NPR is. Most of these folks bitch like crazy about "young country", and Carter defined it with her very first record in all the best ways: using the country tradition to make fine, well-crafted music that appeals to a broad range of tastes.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/03/1996
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724383751426
catalogNumber:
37514

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Performance Credits

Deana Carter   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Chris Driscoe   Background Vocals
Dan Dugmore   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Larry Franklin   Fiddle,Mandolin
John Hobbs   Piano,Keyboards
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Drums
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Steve Nathan   Hammond Organ
Cary Park   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar
Pete Wasner   Piano
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Glenn Worf   Bass Guitar
Chris Farren   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Chuck Jones   Acoustic Guitar
Joe Chaney   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Jimmy Bowen   Producer
Tom Harding   Engineer
Susan Levy   Art Direction
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
Nashville String Machine   Contributor
Marty Williams   Engineer
Chris Farren   Producer
Deana Carter   Art Direction
Beth Middleworth   Art Direction
Nancy H. Williams   Producer

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Did I Shave My Legs for This? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved all the songs on this Deana Carter CD !!!!!! Strawberry Wine is my favorite song!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Strawberry Wine is one of the best songs ever! I don't think anyone /but/ Deanna Carter could have done this song so well!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great CD. Deana Carter has an awesome, sweet voice. She really is a great country singer. It's a shame this was her last CD - I hope she makes some more!