BR5-49 (album)

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Studio album by BR5-49
Released September 17, 1996 (1996-09-17)
Genre Country
Length 33:27
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Mike Janas
Jozef Nuyens
BR5-49 chronology
Live at Robert's
Big Backyard Beat Show
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B+ link

BR5-49 is the self-titled debut album of the American country music band BR5-49. The album was released in 1996 (see 1996 in country music) on the Arista Nashville label. Three singles were released from the album, all of which charted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. "Cherokee Boogie", the first of these three, was the highest charting, reaching #44. Following it were "Even If It's Wrong" at #68 and "Little Ramona (Gone Hillbilly Nuts)" at #61.

The contains four covers: The aforementioned "Cherokee Boogie" was originally recorded by Moon Mullican, "I Ain't Never" and "Honky Tonk Song" were previously recorded by Mel Tillis, and the former was previously a hit for Webb Pierce as well. Also, "Crazy Arms" is a cover of a Ray Price song.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Even If It's Wrong" (Gary Bennett) – 3:16
  2. "Cherokee Boogie" (Moon Mullican, Chief William Redbird) – 2:31
  3. "Honky Tonk Song" (Buck Peddy, Mel Tillis) – 2:36
  4. "Lifetime to Prove" (Chuck Mead) – 3:03
  5. "Little Ramona (Gone Hillbilly Nuts)" (Mead) – 3:24
  6. "Crazy Arms" (Ralph Mooney, Chuck Seals) – 2:50
  7. "I Ain't Never" (Webb Pierce, Tillis) – 2:11
  8. "Chains of This Town" (Mead) – 4:04
  9. "Are You Gettin' Tired of Me" (Bennett) – 2:13
  10. "Hickory Wind" (Bob Buchanan, Gram Parsons) – 4:15
  11. "One Long Saturday Night" (Mead) – 3:12


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 33
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 11
Canadian RPM Country Albums 12


  • Allmusic (see infobox)
  • BR5-49 (CD liner notes). BR5-49. Arista Nashville. 1996. 18818.