Backroads (album)

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Backroads
Studio album by Ricky Van Shelton
Released May 21, 1991
Recorded Nightingale Studio
The Doghouse
Genre Country
Length 33:01
Label Columbia Nashville
Producer Steve Buckingham
Ricky Van Shelton chronology
RVS III
(1990)
Backroads
(1991)
Don't Overlook Salvation
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly - B+[2]

Backroads is the fifth Studio Album by Country Music artist Ricky Van Shelton. The first three singles released from the album, "Rockin' Years" (a duet with Dolly Parton), "I Am a Simple Man", and "Keep It Between the Lines" all were number 1 hits. "After the Lights Go Out" and "Backroads" charted at #13 and #2, respectively. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA on December 6, 1991.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Am a Simple Man" (Walt Aldridge) - 3:26
  2. "Rockin' Years" (Floyd Parton) - 3:25
  3. "Oh Heart of Mine" (Allen Shamblin, Bernie Nelson) - 3:19
  4. "Some Things Are Better Left Alone" (Roger Murrah, Larry Shell) - 3:07
  5. "After the Lights Go Out" (Warner McPherson) - 3:19
  6. "Call Me Up" (Josh Leo, Harry Stinson) - 2:48
  7. "If You're Ever in My Arms" (Bobby Braddock) - 3:30
  8. "Who'll Turn Out the Lights" (Wayne Kemp, Mack Vickery) - 2:42
  9. "Backroads" (Charlie Major) - 3:42
  10. "Keep It Between the Lines" (Russell Smith, Kathy Louvin) - 3:49

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 23
Canadian RPM Country Albums 4
Canadian RPM Top Albums 84

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly - review
  3. ^ Greatest Hits Plus (CD). Ricky Van Shelton. Columbia Records. 1992. 52753.