Out Where the Bright Lights Are Glowing

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Out Where the Bright Lights Are Glowing
Studio album by Ronnie Milsap
Released 1981
Genre Country
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Ronnie Milsap, Tom Collins
Ronnie Milsap chronology
Greatest Hits
(1980)
Out Where the Bright Lights Are Glowing
(1981)
There's No Gettin' Over Me
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link

Out Where the Bright Lights Are Glowing was the twelfth studio album of Country music artist Ronnie Milsap. It was released in 1981 under the RCA Nashville label. The album produced one single, "Am I Losing You", which was a #1 hit for Milsap. The album is a tribute to the late Jim Reeves, and all songs are covers of Reeves songs, except for two new tunes, which were written about Reeves specifically for this project. The two new songs are "Out Where the Bright Lights are Glowing" and "Dear Friend".

The album reached #6 on Country charts and reached the Billboard 200, peaking at #89. It won the Country Music Association award for Album of the Year.

Track listing[1][edit]

  1. "Out Where the Bright Lights are Glowing" (Robbins/Harrison) - 3:22 + "String Interlude" - 0.31
  2. "Four Walls" (Marvin Moore, George Campbell) - 3:15
  3. "Pride Goes Before a Fall" (Payne) - 3:03 + "Guitar Interlude" - 0.28
  4. "I'm Beginning to Forget You" (Phelps) - 3:02 + "String Interlude" - 0.23
  5. "He'll Have to Go" (Joe Allison, Audrey Allison) - 2:33
  6. "I'm Gettin' Better" (Jim Reeves) - 4:08
  7. "Am I Losing You" (Jim Reeves) - 3:35 + "String Interlude" - 0.27
  8. "I Won't Forget You" (Howard) - 2:10 + "Dobro Interlude" - 0:31
  9. "I Guess I'm Crazy (For Loving You)" (Fairburn) - 2:54
  10. "When Two Worlds Collide" (Roger Miller/Anderson) - 2:29 + "String Interlude" - 0:19
  11. "Missing You" (Sovine/Noe) - 2:55
  12. "Dear Friend" + Instrumental finale (Morgan/Fleming) - 3:08

Musicians[1][edit]

  • Piano: Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Ronnie Milsap
  • Rhodes Electric Piano: Bob Emmons, Robert Ogdin
  • Synthesizer: Richard Ripani, Ronnie Milsap
  • Electric Guitar: Billy Sanford, Jimmy Capps
  • Rhythm Guitar: Jimmy Capps, Jack Watkins
  • Bass Guitar: Warren Gowers
  • Harmonica: Charlie McCoy
  • Vibes: Charlie McCoy, Farrell Morris
  • Dobro: Hal Rugg
  • Steel Guitar: Hal Rugg, John Hughey
  • Druma: Kenny Malone

Production[1][edit]

  • Strings arranged by D. Bergen White
  • Strings performed by The Shelly Kurland Strings
  • Background Vocals: Les Jane Berinati, Jackie Cusic, Gerald Bruce Dees, Dolores Edgin, Sherl Kramer, Donna McElroy, Donna Levine, Ray Walker, Hurshel Wiginton and Duane West
  • Recorded at Woodland Sound Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Recording Engineer: Les Ladd
  • Assistant Engineers: Steve Ham and Russ Martin
  • Mastering Engineer: Denny Purcell, Woodland Sound Studio
  • Album photography: Jim McGuire
  • Album Art Direction: D. Hogan Design

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 89

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1981 "Am I Losing You" 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Original album sleeve notes