Everything's Gonna Be Alright (album)

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Everything's Gonna Be Alright
Studio album by Deana Carter
Released October 20, 1998 (1998-10-20)
Genre Country
Length 53:49
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Deana Carter
Chris Farren
Keith Thomas
Deana Carter chronology
Did I Shave My Legs for This?
Everything's Gonna Be Alright
Father Christmas
Singles from Everything's Gonna Be Alright
  1. "Absence of the Heart"
    Released: September 1998
  2. "You Still Shake Me"
    Released: February 1999
  3. "Angels Working Overtime"
    Released: April 1999
  4. "Ruby Brown"
    Released: 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Everything's Gonna Be Alright is the second studio album by American country music artist Deana Carter. Released in 1998 as her second and final studio album for Capitol Records Nashville, it features the single "Absence of the Heart", a number 16 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts in late 1998. "You Still Shake Me" and "Angels Working Overtime" were released as the second and third singles, and peaked at numbers 36 and 35, respectively. "Ruby Brown" failed to chart in the U.S., but managed to reach number 74 on the country charts in Canada.


The title track to this album was written by Carter's father, Fred Carter, Jr. Also included is a cover of Melanie Safka's 1971 hit "Brand New Key". "Colour Everywhere" also appeared on the compilation Touched by an Angel: The Album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Still Shake Me" (Leslie Satcher, Tim Ryan Rouillier) – 2:48
  2. "Ruby Brown" (Matraca Berg, Tim Krekel) – 4:19
  3. "Absence of the Heart" (Deana Carter, Chris Farren, Chuck Jones) – 3:29
  4. "Brand New Key" (Melanie) – 3:17
  5. "Michelangelo Sky" (D. Carter, Farren, Jones) – 3:53
  6. "People Miss Planes" (Liz Hengber, Deanna Bryant) – 3:26
  7. "Never Comin' Down" (D. Carter, Farren, Jones) – 5:30
  8. "Make Up Your Mind" (Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo) – 4:36
  9. "Colour Everywhere" (Guy Roche, Shelly Peiken) – 4:15
  10. "Angels Working Overtime" (Michael Dulaney, Michael Lunn) – 5:22
  11. "Dickson County" (Berg, D. Carter) – 3:35
  12. "The Train Song" (D. Carter, Farren, Jones) – 4:01
  13. "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" (Fred Carter, Jr.) – 5:18



  • Shawn Allan — drum programming
  • Matraca Bergbacking vocals on "Ruby Brown", "Dickson County"
  • Deana Carter — lead vocals, mandolin (on "You Still Shake Me"), backing vocals (all tracks except "Color Everywhere")
  • Joe Chemay — bass guitar
  • Dan Dugmoresteel guitar
  • Chris Farren — mandolin, drum programming, backing vocals (on "You Still Shake Me", "Absence of the Heart", "Michelangelo Sky", "Never Comin' Down", "Make Up Your Mind", "Angels Working Overtime", "Dickson County", "The Train Song")
  • Larry Franklin — fiddle
  • John Hobbs — piano, organ
  • Chuck Jones — backing vocals ("Absence of the Heart", "Never Comin' Down")
  • G. Labeaud — backing vocals on "Colour Everywhere"
  • Steve Marcantonio — backing vocals on "Brand New Key"
  • Greg Morrow — drums, percussion
  • Steve Nathan — keyboards
  • Tom Roady — percussion
  • Brent Rowan — electric guitar
  • Darrell Scott — acoustic guitar on "Brand New Key"
  • Biff Watson — acoustic guitar
  • Children's choir ("Kid Connection") on "Angels Working Overtime" and "Everything's Gonna Be Alright": Janet McMahan, Kyle Reeves, Lauren Smith, Kelsy Morgenthaler, Jordan Dockery, Megan Dockery, Rachel Howell, Brittany Hargest, Matthew White
  • String section on "Absence of the Heart" and "People Miss Planes":
    • Violin: Carl Gorodetzky, Pam Sixfin, Conni Ellisor, David Davidson, David Angell, Mary Kathryn VanOsdale, Lee Larrison, Alan Umstead
    • Cello: Bob Mason, Anthony LaMarchina, John Catchings, Julia Tanner


  • Deana Carter — production (all tracks)
  • Don Cobb — editing
  • Chris Farren — production (all tracks except "Colour Everywhere")
  • Kelly Giedt — production coordinator
  • Tom Harding — additional engineering
  • Ronn Huff — string arrangement, conductor
  • Thomas Johnson — assistant engineer
  • Steve Marcantonio — engineering
  • Denny Purcell — mastering
  • Keith Thomas — production on "Colour Everywhere"
  • Tim Waters — assistant engineer

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1998) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 57
Canada RPM Country Albums 11


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
CAN Country
1998 "Absence of the Heart" 16 83 7
1999 "You Still Shake Me" 36 19
"Angels Working Overtime" 35 55
"Ruby Brown" 74
"—" denotes releases that did not chart