Cactus and a Rose

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Cactus and a Rose
Studio album by Gary Stewart
Released 1980
Genre Country, Southern rock
Length 30:01
Label RCA Records
Producer Chips Moman
Gary Stewart chronology
Gary
(1979)
Cactus and a Rose
(1980)
Brotherly Love (with Dean Dillon)
1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B−[2]

Cactus and a Rose is a 1980 honky tonk/Southern rock album by Country music singer Gary Stewart. The singer's seventh studio album, it only reached #49 on Billboard's "Country Albums" chart, spawning two low-charting singles: "Cactus and a Rose" (#48) and "Are We Dreamin' the Same Dream" (#66). Produced by Chips Moman, it was a departure from his standard honky-tonk fare, as it features Southern rockers Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Mike Lawler, Bonnie Bramlett (from Delaney, Bonnie & Friends), and Randy Scruggs. According to Allmusic the album proves that "Stewart could have easily fronted the Allman Brothers or Marshall Tucker or, vocally kicked Charlie Daniels' southern rock butt from here to Pascagoula as a great honky tonk singer."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Okeechobee Purple" (Chips Moman, Buddy Emmons) – 2:40
  2. "Cactus and a Rose" (Moman, Emmons) – 3:21
  3. "Staring Each Other Down" (Moman, Emmons) – 3:24
  4. "Lovers' Knot" (Richard Supa) – 3:58
  5. "Ghost Train" (Gary Stewart, Gregg Allman) – 3:36
  6. "Roarin'" (Mike Lawler, Johnny Cobb) – 3:54
  7. "Harlan County Highway" (Stewart, Dickey Betts) – 3:53
  8. "Are We Dreamin' the Same Dream" (Billy Burnette, Johnny Christopher) – 4:03
  9. "How Could We Come to This After That" (Reynolds, Stewart) – 2:51
  10. "We Made It as Lovers (We Just Couldn't Make It as Friends)" (Moman, Emmons) – 2:24

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 231

References[edit]

  1. ^ Worbois, Jim. "Cactus and a Rose". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: Gary Stewart". Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  3. ^ Worbois, Jim. "Cactus and a Rose". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-09-18.