Highways and Honky Tonks

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Myles is not a groundbreaker in her mining of Bakersfield and honky-tonk styles, but as classicists go she's pretty good. This is an improvement over her previous studio album Untamed, due mostly to the better material most of it self-penned; her vocals sound more confident and assertive as well. "You're Gonna Love Me One Day," with its Buddy Holly-ish vocal lines, would have obvious hit potential if country radio would throw its corporate consultants out the window; "Broken Heart for Sale," with its sad steel guitar, is a ballad throwback to the best aspects of the early-'60s Nashville sound. As a lyricist, Myles trots out standard honky-tonk phrases, but overall ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Myles is not a groundbreaker in her mining of Bakersfield and honky-tonk styles, but as classicists go she's pretty good. This is an improvement over her previous studio album Untamed, due mostly to the better material most of it self-penned; her vocals sound more confident and assertive as well. "You're Gonna Love Me One Day," with its Buddy Holly-ish vocal lines, would have obvious hit potential if country radio would throw its corporate consultants out the window; "Broken Heart for Sale," with its sad steel guitar, is a ballad throwback to the best aspects of the early-'60s Nashville sound. As a lyricist, Myles trots out standard honky-tonk phrases, but overall the execution and sincerity here are at a pretty high level.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/1/1998
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661314726
  • Catalog Number: 613147
  • Sales rank: 58,686

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Heather Myles Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Merle Haggard Vocals, Track Performer
Ray Kennedy Bass
Pete Anderson Guitar
Gary Brandin Steel Guitar
Skip Edwards Organ, Piano
Bob Gothar Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Scott Joss Fiddle
Brantley Kearns Background Vocals
Kelly McGuire Background Vocals
Taras Prodaniuk Bass
Marty Rifkin Dobro, Mandolin, Steel Guitar
Keith Rosier Upright Bass
Larry Mitchell Drums
Technical Credits
Heather Myles Producer
Michael Dumas Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Bernie Becker Mastering
Jon Weisberger Liner Notes
Nick Killian Pre-production Engineer
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