She Rides Wild Horses

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She Rides Wild Horses
Studio album by Kenny Rogers
Released May 11, 1999
Genre Country
Length 38:06
Label Dreamcatcher
Producer Kenny Rogers, Brent Maher, Jim McKell
Kenny Rogers chronology
Christmas from the Heart
(1998)
She Rides Wild Horses
(1999)
There You Go Again
(2000)

She Rides Wild Horses is the title of a studio album by American country music singer Kenny Rogers. It was released in 1999 on his own Dreamcatcher Records label. The album includes the singles "The Greatest," "Slow Dance More" and "Buy Me a Rose," all of which charted on the Billboard country singles charts.

History[edit]

Rogers had not charted a country hit since "If You Want to Find Love" in late 1991-early 1992.[1] "The Greatest," his first release on his own label, brought him to the charts for the first time in nearly eight years, spending twenty weeks on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts and peaked at 26.[1] After it came "Slow Dance More" at 67, followed by "Buy Me a Rose," with backing vocals from Alison Krauss and Billy Dean. This song went to Number One on the country charts and number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Rogers his first Number One since 1987. The song also made Rogers, who was 61 at the time, the oldest country artist to achieve a Number One hit.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Giving it three stars out of five, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic considered it a stronger album than Rogers' 1998 Across My Heart and a return to his 1980s sound, but said that some of the song selection was "uneven."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Slow Dance More" (Pat Bunch, Doug Johnson) — 3:04
  2. "Buy Me a Rose" (Jim Funk, Erik Hickenlooper) — 3:46
  3. "I Will Remember You" (Seamus Egan, Sarah McLachlan, Dave Merenda) — 5:04
  4. "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" (Eric Kaz, Linda Thompson-Jenner) — 3:47
    • guest vocals: Alison Krauss
  5. "She Rides Wild Horses" (Bob Corbin, Ted Hewitt) — 3:15
  6. "The Kind of Fool Love Makes" (Brenda Lee, Michael McDonald, Dave Powelson) — 4:12
  7. "Loving Arms" (Tom Jans) — 3:40
  8. "I Can't Make You Love Me" (Mike Reid, Allen Shamblin) — 4:17
  9. "Let It Be Me" (Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë, Mann Curtis) — 3:52
  10. "The Greatest" (Don Schlitz) — 3:09

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[4]

Strings on tracks 2-9 performed by the Nashville String Machine; Carl Gorodetzky, concertmaster. Arranged and conducted by Bergen White.

Tracks 1-4 produced by Kenny Rogers; tracks 5-10 produced by Brent Maher & Jim McKell for Maher Productions.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 60
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 9
Canadian RPM Country Albums 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 244. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Two for the shows". Sunday News. 2000-10-15. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "She Rides Wild Horses review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  4. ^ She Rides Wild Horses (CD insert). Kenny Rogers. Dreamcatcher Records. 1999. DCR 004-2.