How Lucky I Am

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Country heartthrob Bryan White makes his play for the pop high ground on HOW LUCKY I AM. Following the lead of Shania Twain and others, pedal steel guitars, fiddles, and such are used to suggest country, but the rhythmic thrust, swelling strings, hard-charging basic band, and orchestral flourishes blur genre distinctions. In its grandiose moments, as on the romantic album opener, "Everywhere I Turn," White employs his pliable tenor in Backstreet Boys style: breathy, emotive vocals that are soft and vulnerable in the verses, soaring and triumphant in the choruses. White is comfortable in this mode, and he's got a host of well-crafted songs of commitment and heartbreak to get the female vote in a landslide. That ...
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Country heartthrob Bryan White makes his play for the pop high ground on HOW LUCKY I AM. Following the lead of Shania Twain and others, pedal steel guitars, fiddles, and such are used to suggest country, but the rhythmic thrust, swelling strings, hard-charging basic band, and orchestral flourishes blur genre distinctions. In its grandiose moments, as on the romantic album opener, "Everywhere I Turn," White employs his pliable tenor in Backstreet Boys style: breathy, emotive vocals that are soft and vulnerable in the verses, soaring and triumphant in the choruses. White is comfortable in this mode, and he's got a host of well-crafted songs of commitment and heartbreak to get the female vote in a landslide. That sound you hear as he croons "You're Still Beautiful To Me" is the distaff side swooning and sighing as he pledges unconditional, undying love. Some guys have all the luck.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On the surface of things, it's hard to see why Bryan White is taken more seriously than some contemporary country-pop singers, since it sounds as slick and polished as some artists that are frequently derided by critics. Upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that the difference is material. Along with producers Derek George and Dann Huff, he knows how to select good material, even if that means sacrificing the number of original tunes on the record. Then, they give the solid songs clean crisp production. True, that production is more suited for adult contemporary stations than contemporary country -- if it wasn't marketed as country, most listeners wouldn't label this as such -- but it's not bad on those terms. White's voice can be a little thin and uncharismatic, which is a bit of a problem over the long haul, but taken in small doses such as on singles, How Lucky I Am works.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/1999
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075596227841
  • Catalog Number: 62278

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bryan White Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Tambourine, Background Vocals, Shaker, cowbell
Steve Wariner Acoustic Guitar, Track Performer
Jack Jezzro Strings
Matt Rollings Keyboards, Track Performer
Eric Darken Percussion
Max Carl Organ, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Background Vocals, Wurlitzer
Mike Brignardello Bass, Track Performer
Larry Byrom Acoustic Guitar, Track Performer
John Catchings Strings
David Davidson Strings
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Paul Franklin Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar, Track Performer
Derek George Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Overdubs, Track Performer, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Carl Gorodetzky Strings
Jim Grosjean Strings
Dann Huff Electric Guitar, Track Performer
Lee Larrison Strings
Paul Leim Drums, Track Performer
Chris Leuzinger Electric Guitar, Track Performer
Paul Liem Drums
Steve Lowery Overdubs
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar, Track Performer
Mac McAnally Acoustic Guitar, Track Performer
Bob Mason Strings
Brent Mason Electric Guitar, Track Performer
The Nashville String Machine Strings
Steve Nathan Piano, Keyboards, Track Performer
Kathryn Plummer Strings
Chris Rodriguez Background Vocals
Pamela Sixfin Strings
Harry Stinson Background Vocals
Alan Umstead Strings
Catherine Umstead Strings
Gary VanOsdale Strings
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Strings
Bergen White Strings
Kris Wilkinson Strings
Lynn Williams Percussion, Drums, Track Performer
Lonnie Wilson Drums, Tambourine, Track Performer, Loops, Shaker
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle, Track Performer
Tim Akers Keyboards, Track Performer
Taz Bentley Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals, Mellotron, Track Performer, fender rhodes
Joe Finger Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals, Track Performer, Djembe, Udu
Brinson Strickland Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Karen Winkelmann Strings
John Tirro Background Vocals
Scotty Emerick Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Cate Myer Strings
Lee Hendricks Bass, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Randle Currie Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar, Track Performer
Connie Ellison Strings
Paul Hantzis Background Vocals
Leslie Liddell Background Vocals
Margaret Mason Strings
Tom McAnish Strings
Erika Page Background Vocals
Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen Strings
Jeff King Electric Guitar, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Andy Goldmark Composer
Ronn Huff String Arrangements
Bryan White Producer, Engineer
Jeff Balding Engineer
Derek George Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing
Mark Hagen Engineer
James Hicks Composer
Dann Huff Producer
Steve Lowery Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Chris Stone Engineer
Bergen White String Arrangements
Jason Lehning Engineer, Engineering
Laura LiPuma-Nash Art Direction
Jamie Houston Composer
Alan Schulman Engineer
Michael Hagewood Art Direction
Paul Hantzis Engineer, Digital Editing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bryan's best !

    'How Lucky I Am' is my favorite cd so far. Unlike his other cds, this one has only songs that are about love, nothing sad. Bryan co-writes many of the songs. My favorite songs on this cd are: 'Love Happens Just Like That', 'That Good', and 'How Lucky I Am'. 'Love Happens ..' is really up beat. 'How Lucky ..' is really sweet.

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