Hillbilly Deluxe (Brooks & Dunn album)

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Hillbilly Deluxe
Studio album by Brooks & Dunn
Released August 30, 2005
Genre Country
Length 48:34
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Kix Brooks
Tony Brown
Bob DiPiero
Ronnie Dunn
Tom Shapiro
Mark Wright
Brooks & Dunn chronology
The Greatest Hits Collection II
(2004)
Hillbilly Deluxe
(2005)
Cowboy Town
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Hillbilly Deluxe is the ninth studio album by country music duo Brooks & Dunn, released in 2005 on Arista Nashville. Certified platinum in the United States by the RIAA, the album produced four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts between 2005 and 2007: the Number One hit "Play Something Country", "Believe" (#8), "Building Bridges" (#4) and the title track, a #16. The duo produced the majority of the album with Tony Brown.

Content[edit]

Hillbilly Deluxe was led off by the single "Play Something Country." This song was co-written by Ronnie Dunn, one-half of Brooks & Dunn, along with former McBride & the Ride frontman Terry McBride, who plays bass in Brooks & Dunn's road band and co-writes several of their songs. "Play Something Country" was the duo's twentieth and final Number One hit on the Billboard country singles charts. "Believe" and "Building Bridges" (featuring guest vocals from Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow), were released as the album's second and third singles, respectively, and both were additional Top Ten hits. The title track was the final single released from the album, and it reached a peak of number 16.

Production[edit]

Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks produced the majority of the album with Tony Brown, except for "My Heart's Not a Hotel", which Brooks, Brown and Dunn produced with Mark Wright. Brooks and Tom Shapiro co-produced the demo for "One More Roll of the Dice" (which they also co-wrote), while the demos for "Her West Was Wilder" and "She Likes to Get Out of Town" were produced by Brooks and Bob DiPiero, who also co-wrote those tracks with Brooks.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Play Something Country"   Ronnie Dunn, Terry McBride 3:14
2. "She’s About As Lonely As I’m Gonna Let Her Get"   Dunn, McBride 2:49
3. "My Heart’s Not a Hotel"   Rob Crosby, Allen Shamblin 3:40
4. "Whiskey Do My Talkin’"   Dunn, McBride 3:34
5. "Hillbilly Deluxe"   Brad Crisler, Craig Wiseman 4:18
6. "One More Roll of the Dice"   Kix Brooks, Tom Shapiro 4:05
7. "Just Another Neon Night"   Dunn, McBride 3:16
8. "Believe"   Dunn, Wiseman 5:38
9. "Building Bridges" (ft. Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow) Hank Devito, Larry Willoughby 4:23
10. "Her West Was Wilder"   Brooks, Bob DiPiero 3:33
11. "I May Never Get Over You"   Dunn, McBride 2:56
12. "She Likes to Get Out of Town"   Brooks, DiPero 3:44
13. "Again"   Darrell Brown, Radney Foster 3:15

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[2]

Musicians
  • Eddie Bayers — drums
  • Larry Beaird — acoustic guitar
  • Mike Brignardello — bass guitar
  • Kix Brooks — vocals, harmonica
  • Steve Bryant — bass guitar
  • Tom Bukovac — acoustic guitar
  • Lisa Cochran — background vocals
  • Perry Coleman — background vocals
  • J. T. Corenflos — acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Eric Darken — percussion
  • Chip Davis — background vocals
  • Bob DiPiero — acoustic guitar
  • Dan Dugmore — acoustic guitar, steel guitar
  • Stuart Duncan — mandolin
  • Ronnie Dunn — vocals
  • Shannon Forrest — drums
  • Larry Franklin — mandolin
  • Kenny Greenberg — electric guitar, National guitar
  • David Grissom — electric guitar
  • Tony Harrell — piano, keyboards
  • Steve Herrmann — trumpet
  • Wes Hightower — background vocals
  • John Hobbs — piano
  • Jim Horn — baritone saxophone
  • Kim Keyes — background vocals
  • Troy Lancaster — electric guitar
  • Brent Mason — electric guitar
  • Terry McBride — acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Greg Morrow — drums, percussion
  • Gordon Mote — Hammond B-3 organ
  • Duncan Mullins — bass guitar
  • Russ Pahl — steel guitar
  • Kim Parent — background vocals
  • Bill Payne — piano
  • Michael Rhodes — bass guitar
  • Charles Rose — trombone
  • John Wesley Ryles — background vocals
  • Scotty Sanders — steel guitar
  • Hank Singer — fiddle
  • Bryan Sutton — acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin
  • Harvey Thompson — tenor saxophone
  • Scott Williamson — drums
  • Glenn Worf — bass guitar
  • Reese Wynans — piano, keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ
Choir on "Believe" and "Again"
  • Jovan E. Bender
  • Ashley Cromartie
  • Delva Dwana
  • DaJuana R. Elder
  • Danyelle Haley
  • Moiro Konchella
  • Erika Rowell
  • Meshia Sandifer
  • Chris Smith
  • Andre Trice
  • Raymond Williams
Production
  • Brooks & Dunn — producer (all tracks)
  • Tony Brown — producer
  • Mark Wright — producer ("My Heart's Not a Hotel")

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country US
2005 "Play Something Country" 1 37
"Believe" 8 60
2006 "Building Bridges" 4 66
"Hillbilly Deluxe" 16 86
Preceded by
Time Well Wasted by Brad Paisley
Top Country Albums number-one album
September 17–30, 2005
Succeeded by
Jasper County by Trisha Yearwood

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r786847
  2. ^ Hillbilly Deluxe (CD booklet). Brooks & Dunn. Arista Nashville. 2005. 69946.