Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crue

Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crue

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Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crue

In their heyday, Mötley Crüe stood so far apart from the Music City it wouldn't have come as a surprise that they never played Nashville but, as they say, strange times make strange bedfellows. In 2014, there's a generation of country singers raised on AOR rock and, more importantly, many of the teenage fans of the Crüe now buy country instead of metal, so the time is right for Nashville Outlaws, a tribute record that captures the Venn diagram of where hair metal meets rocking country. Surprisingly, there's not much macho bluster here. A couple of the hardest tunes are given to bands known for their gentle touch -- the Eli Young Band reworks "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)" so it has a bit of a groove but not much grit, and Rascal Flatts are given "Kickstart My Heart" -- while Justin Moore diligently delivers a duet with Vince Neil on "Home Sweet Home" and Brantley Gilbert sings "Girls Girls Girls" as if he was still hungover from "Bottoms Up." Livelier is Gretchen Wilson digging into "Wild Side" and Big & Rich, who slow "Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)" down but find a bit of a spark. The same can be said for LeAnn Rimes, who turns "Smokin' in the Boys Room" into a backporch jam, an imaginative spin that touches on the blues roots of Brownsville Station's original, but it's overshadowed by the wild, wonderful Tex-Mex revision of "Dr. Feelgood" by the Mavericks. Raul Malo and company hit a sweet spot for tribute albums: taking a beloved song and making it entirely their own. The Mavericks sound like outlaws, but elsewhere on Nashville Outlaws, the acts either are cautious (Darius Rucker's "Time for a Change") or sing with latter-day Crüe material (Aaron Lewis uses this to his advantage on "Afraid"; Florida Georgia Line less so on "If I Die Tomorrow").

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2014
Label: Big Machine Records
UPC: 0843930013197
catalogNumber: 0100
Rank: 69039

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kenny Wayne Shepherd   Electric Guitar
Vince Neil   Background Vocals
Stephanie Bentley   Background Vocals
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Darrell Brown   Background Vocals
Kathy Burdick   Background Vocals
Alvin Chea   Background Vocals
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Paul Deakin   Drums
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Dann Huff   Bouzouki,Dobro,Mandolin,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Raul Malo   Percussion,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Jerry Dale McFadden   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Chris McHugh   Drums
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow   Drums
Wendy Moten   Background Vocals
Justin Niebank   Keyboards
Dean Parks   Guitar
Robert Reynolds   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Mike Rojas   Keyboards
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Ron Wallace   Background Vocals
Willie Weeks   Bass
Jonathan Yudkin   Banjo,Fiddle,Violin,Cello,Viola
Michael Spriggs   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki
Waddy Wachtel   Guitar
Glen Caruba   Percussion
Doug Kahan   Bass
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
LeAnn Rimes   Background Vocals
Trey Bruce   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Percussion,Piano,Resonator
Jay DeMarcus   Bass,Piano
Derek Wells   Electric Guitar
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin
Dorian Crozier   Drums
Troy Lancaster   Electric Guitar
Neil Mason   Drums,Tambourine
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac   Electric Guitar
Steve Jordan   Drums
Jess Franklin   Background Vocals
Mike Olekshy   Electric Guitar
Joe Don Rooney   Electric Guitar
Tommy Harden   Percussion,Drums
Paul Armstrong   Trumpet
Jim "Moose" Brown   Wurlitzer
Jason Kyle   Background Vocals
Max Abrams   Saxophone
Rob McNelley   Electric Guitar
Eddie Perez   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Jaren Johnston   Guitar,Vocals
Gretchen Wilson   Background Vocals
Steven Sheehan   Acoustic Guitar
Trey Fanjoy   Background Vocals
Jon Jones   Bass
Roger Coleman   Electric Guitar
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews   Trombone
Mike Eli   Vocals
Jay Weaver   Bass
Rob McNelly   Electric Guitar
Joeie Canaday   Bass
James Young   Electric Guitar
Danny Rader   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Charlie Judge   Synthesizer,Piano,Accordion,Keyboards,Hammond B3
Joey Moi   Percussion,Electric Guitar
Mike Johnson   Steel Guitar
Cherie Oakley   Background Vocals
Ilya Toshinskiy   Banjo,Mandolin
Dave Dubas   Bass
Kory Caudill   Organ,Piano
Mark Hill   Bass
Jenee' Fleener   Fiddle
Chris Thompson   Drums
Kelby Caldwell   Lap Steel Guitar
Danny Roper   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bouzouki
Cheryl Desree'   Background Vocals
Nathan Sexton   Drums
Josh Cross   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Cub Koda   Composer
Vince Neil   Composer
Niko Bolas   Engineer
Darrell Brown   Producer,Engineer
Shannon Forrest   Engineer
Marti Frederiksen   Composer
Dann Huff   Producer
Julian King   Engineer
Michael Lutz   Composer
Raul Malo   Producer
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
Justin Niebank   Producer
Tommy Lee   Composer
Mick Mars   Composer
Nikki Sixx   Composer
Drew Bollman   Engineer
LeAnn Rimes   Producer
Trey Bruce   Producer
Jay DeMarcus   Programming,Producer
Jamie Tate   Engineer
David Buchanan   Engineer
Richard Barrow   Engineer
Garrett Miller   Vocal Overdubs
Rascal Flatts   Producer
James Michael   Composer,Vocal Engineer
Frank Rogers   Producer
Ryan Nelson   Vocal Engineer
Pierre Bouvier   Composer
Jason Kyle   Engineer
Big & Rich   Producer
Sean Neff   Engineer
Gretchen Wilson   Vocal Producer
Lowell Reynolds   Engineer
Jeremy Stover   Programming,Producer
Nathan Yarborough   Engineer
Donna McDaniel   Composer
Joey Moi   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Tom Freitag   Engineer
Charles-Andre Comeau   Composer
Sean Giovanni   Engineer
Travis Humbert   Engineer
Trevor Marron   Engineer
Ira Grylack   Engineer

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