Rockin' in the Country

Rockin' in the Country

by Daryle Singletary
     
 

Now this is a switch -- or at least appears to be. In 2007 contemporary country singer Daryle Singletary returned to recording with the fine Straight from the Heart, a collection of classic honky tonk songs and barroom weepers. They came from the likes of Hank Cochran, See more details below

Overview

Now this is a switch -- or at least appears to be. In 2007 contemporary country singer Daryle Singletary returned to recording with the fine Straight from the Heart, a collection of classic honky tonk songs and barroom weepers. They came from the likes of Hank Cochran, Harlan Howard, George Jones, and others, and though the production leaned on the modern side, the music was classic country. That said, imagine the surprise at the opening title track, which not only features an appearance by Charlie Daniels, but rocks harder than anything he's ever cut and fits the cookie-cutter mold of big guitar contemporary country seamlessly. It's such an obvious attempt at a hit single that it's almost pitiable. Thankfully, the rest of this set doesn't follow suit, and Singletary goes back to what he does best: singing more traditionally oriented material with contemporary lyrics and production. Singletary's baritone is so rich and so expressive and soulful that he could sing the obituaries out of the newspaper, so, while his desire for chart success is understandable, his producers Greg Cole and Chuck Rhodes only give so much. They get the sheen that makes so much contemporary country music sound like the equivalent of 1970s polyester, but they keep the arrangements close and honest and most of the material inside the realm of Singletary's great emotional strength as a vocalist. Other cuts on this set that are more notable include "Love You with the Lights On"; "How Can I Believe in You (When You'll Be Leaving Me)"; "If I Ever Get Her Back"; his own "She's a Woman," a beautiful ballad with a gentle bossa groove (!!!); and the stellar "She Sure Looks Good in Black." There are other potential singles here for Singletary in his reading of Jimmy Wayne's "Going Through Hell (With You Again)," with its bluesy groove and high lonesome banjo introducing the electric guitars, and "They Know How to Grow Em," which continues the faux Southern rock reprise of the title cut.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/2009
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0684038987825
catalogNumber:
9878
Rank:
37865

Tracks

  1. Rockin' In The Country  - Daryle Singletary
  2. Love You With The Lights On  - Daryle Singletary
  3. That Why God Made Me  - Daryle Singletary
  4. How Can I Believe In You (When You'll Be Leaving Me)  - Daryle Singletary
  5. Going Through Hell (With You Again)  - Daryle Singletary
  6. Background Noise  - Daryle Singletary
  7. If I Ever Get Her Back  - Daryle Singletary
  8. Real Estate Hands  - Daryle Singletary
  9. She's A Woman  - Daryle Singletary
  10. She Sure Looks Good In Black  - Daryle Singletary
  11. They Know How To Grow Em'  - Daryle Singletary
  12. Take Me Home, Country Roads  - Daryle Singletary

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Daryle Singletary   Primary Artist
Rhonda Vincent   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Glen Duncan   Choir, Chorus
Gary Prim   Piano
Curtis Wright   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Robert Bailey   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Charlie Daniels   Fiddle,Vocals,Soloist
Kim Fleming   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Kevin Grantt   Bass
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Tony Harrell   Piano
Steve Hawkins   Drums
John Jarvis   Piano
Dirk Johnson   Piano
Paul Leim   Drums
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Randy McCormick   Piano
Terry McMillan   Harmonica
Danny Parks   Electric Guitar
Catherine Styron   Synthesizer
Darrin Vincent   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Denny Jiosa   Guitar,Soloist
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin
Deanna Cox   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Joe Caverlee   Fiddle
Madison Clark   Children's Chorus

Technical Credits

Vern Gosdin   Composer
Paul Overstreet   Composer
John Denver   Composer
Curtis Wright   Composer
Harley Allen   Composer
Kevin Beamish   Engineer
Buddy Cannon   Composer
Gregory Cole   Producer,Engineer
Bill Danoff   Composer
Patrick Kelly   Engineer
Gordon Mote   Contributor
Billy Yates   Composer
Daryle Singletary   Composer
Ricky Cobble   Engineer
Terry Skinner   Composer
Billy Lawson   Composer
Chuck Rhodes   Producer
Dale Dodson   Composer
Wynn Varble   Composer
Jimmy Wayne   Composer
Christophe Dubois   Composer
Ed Hill   Composer
David Cory Lee   Composer
Jimmy Melton   Composer
Don Poythrees   Composer
Catherine Danoff   Composer
Jim Collins   Composer
Mark Beeson   Composer
Sonny Tillis   Composer

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