Getting Dressed in the Dark

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Getting Dressed in the Dark
Studio album by Jaron and the Long Road to Love
Released June 22, 2010 (2010-06-22)
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre Country
Length 36:40
Label Jaronwood/Universal Republic
Big Machine
Producer Jaron Lowenstein
Singles from Getting Dressed in the Dark
  1. "Pray for You"
    Released: November 30, 2009
  2. "That's Beautiful to Me"
    Released: September 7, 2010
  3. "It's a Good Thing"
    Released: April 18, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Roughstock 4/5 stars[2]

Getting Dressed in the Dark is the debut country music album of artist Jaron Lowenstein, more commonly known as Jaron and the Long Road to Love. It was released on June 22, 2010 via Universal Republic.[3]

The album's first single, "Pray for You", was released in November 2009, and has become a Top 20 single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, as well as a Top 40 single on the Billboard Hot 100. The album's second single, "That's Beautiful to Me" was released on radio on September 7, 2010, but it failed to reach the Top 40. A third single, "It's a Good Thing", was released on April 18, 2011, but it failed to chart.


Lowenstein wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album. "It's a Good Thing" was co-written by Sarah Buxton, and Lowenstein's twin brother Evan, with whom he formerly recorded as Evan and Jaron.


Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the album a four-star rating, calling each song "well-written and produced country/pop tunes" and a "strong storyteller's album."[2] Giving it two-and-a-half stars, Andrew Leahey of Allmusic thought that the lyrics were "ballsy" by country music standards, but thought that the album's sound was bland and more influenced by pop than country.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jaron Lowenstein except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Petals Back on the Rose"     3:52
2. "Meantime Girl"     3:06
3. "Beat Back Love"   J. Lowenstein, Greg Barnhill 3:23
4. "Without Her Leaving"     3:53
5. "It's a Good Thing"   J. Lowenstein, Evan Lowenstein, Andy Davis, Sarah Buxton 3:47
6. "Without a Woman I Love"     3:52
7. "Kill Me For Loving You"     4:04
8. "I Hope You Hit Traffic"     4:26
9. "Pray for You"   J. Lowenstein, Joel Brentlinger 3:10
10. "That's Beautiful to Me"     3:07

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted and peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and number 16 on the Billboard 200, selling 23,916 copies in its first week.[4] As of November 2010, the album has sold 110,000 copies in the U.S.[5]


Chart (2010) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[6] 2
U.S. Billboard 200[7] 16

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Year-end
US Billboard Top Country Albums 54[8]


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
2009 "Pray for You" 13 34 70
2010 "That's Beautiful to Me" 44
2011 "It's a Good Thing"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart