Highways and Honky Tonks

Highways and Honky Tonks

by Heather Myles


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Highways and Honky Tonks

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/1998
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661314726
catalogNumber: 613147
Rank: 66375

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Heather Myles   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
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
Jon Weisberger   Liner Notes
Nick Killian   Pre-production Engineer

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