I'm American

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Billy Ray Cyrus has a nice habit of telling us what an album is all about through its title. He found himself Home at Last in 2007, went Back to Tennessee in 2009, and now in 2011, he's declaring I'm American and offering proof via seven new patriotic songs, plus a cover of his early "Some Gave All" with assistance by Darryl Worley, Jamey Johnson, and Craig Morgan. For Cyrus, sounding American means sounding like a ruminative, mumbling Bruce Springsteen, so Billy Ray muscularly strums his guitar while rhapsodizing about the downtrodden working class. It may ape the Boss, but I'm American is relaxed in a way Home at Last never was; Cyrus may be baldly imitating ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Billy Ray Cyrus has a nice habit of telling us what an album is all about through its title. He found himself Home at Last in 2007, went Back to Tennessee in 2009, and now in 2011, he's declaring I'm American and offering proof via seven new patriotic songs, plus a cover of his early "Some Gave All" with assistance by Darryl Worley, Jamey Johnson, and Craig Morgan. For Cyrus, sounding American means sounding like a ruminative, mumbling Bruce Springsteen, so Billy Ray muscularly strums his guitar while rhapsodizing about the downtrodden working class. It may ape the Boss, but I'm American is relaxed in a way Home at Last never was; Cyrus may be baldly imitating Springsteen, but there's sincerity here, both in what Billy Ray is singing and how he's singing about it, which makes this piece of heartland patriotism considerably more engaging than his last few attempts to make country-pop that appeals to everybody.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2011
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087170318
  • Catalog Number: 000662602
  • Sales rank: 75,755

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Runway Lights (3:44)
  2. 2 We Fought Hard (4:35)
  3. 3 Keep the Light On (4:04)
  4. 4 Stripes and Stars (4:00)
  5. 5 I'm American (4:31)
  6. 6 Old Army Hat (4:04)
  7. 7 Nineteen (3:18)
  8. 8 Some Gave All (4:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Ray Cyrus Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Gary Prim Piano, Hammond B3
Mickey Raphael Harmonica
Chip Davis Background Vocals
Bucky Baxter Steel Guitar
Pat Buchanan Electric Guitar
Buddy Cannon Background Vocals
Melonie Cannon Background Vocals
Butch Carr Synthesizer
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
Kenny Greenberg Electric Guitar
Paul Leim Drums
Randy McCormick Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond B3
Larry Paxton Bass
Deanie Richardson Fiddle
Scott Vestal Banjo
John Willis Acoustic Guitar, Banjo
Gale Mayes-West Background Vocals
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Robert Bailey Jr. Background Vocals
Wyatt Beard Background Vocals
Angie Primm Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bill Anderson Composer
Billy Ray Cyrus Composer
Walt Aldridge Composer
Walter Brandt Composer
Buddy Cannon Producer
Butch Carr Engineer
Gary Nicholson Composer
Tom Hambridge Composer
Tony Castle Engineer
Mark Irwin Composer
Samantha Maloney Composer
Bill Brandt Composer
Cindy Cyrus Composer
Jameson Clark Composer
Andy Dodd Composer
Ross Copperman Composer
James Miller Composer
Josh Kear Composer
Heather Morgan Composer
Dave Henning Composer
Andrew Mendelsohn Mastering
Canaan Smith Composer
Dahniel Knight Composer
Keith Volpone Composer
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