Steers & Stripes

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Steers & Stripes
Studio album by Brooks & Dunn
Released April 17, 2001
Genre Country
Length 52:12
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Kix Brooks
Ronnie Dunn
Mark Wright
Brooks & Dunn chronology
Tight Rope
(1999)
Steers & Stripes
(2001)
It Won't Be Christmas Without You
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (?)[2]

Steers & Stripes is the seventh studio album, released in 2001, by country duo Brooks & Dunn on Arista Nashville. The album produced five singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, of which the first three were all Number Ones. "Ain't Nothing 'bout You", the first single, became the duo's biggest hit, not only spending six weeks at the top of the charts, but also crossing over to pop radio, peaking at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was also declared by Billboard as the Number One country song for the entire year of 2001. Following it were "Only in America" and "The Long Goodbye" (the latter of which was later a pop hit for Ronan Keating, co-written with Paul Brady). The last two singles were the #5 "My Heart Is Lost to You" and the #12 "Every River".

The track "The Last Thing I Do" was also recorded by James Otto on his debut album Days of Our Lives, and by Montgomery Gentry on their 2004 album You Do Your Thing (as "If It's the Last Thing I Do").

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Only in America"   Kix Brooks, Don Cook, Ronnie Rogers 4:29
2. "The Last Thing I Do"   David Lee Murphy, Kim Tribble 4:02
3. "The Long Goodbye"   Paul Brady, Ronan Keating 3:51
4. "Go West"   Brooks, Bob DiPiero 3:56
5. "My Heart Is Lost to You"   Brett Beavers, Connie Harrington 2:59
6. "Good Girls Go to Heaven"   Ronnie Dunn, Terry McBride, Shawn Camp 2:50
7. "When She's Gone, She's Gone"   Tom Douglas, Wayland Holyfield 4:25
8. "Ain't Nothing 'bout You"   Tom Shapiro, Rivers Rutherford 3:22
9. "Unloved"   Steve Diamond, Keith Follesé 4:30
10. "Deny, Deny, Deny"   Brooks, DiPiero 3:20
11. "Lucky Me, Lonely You"   Dunn, McBride, Camp 3:24
12. "I Fall"   Brooks, Don Cook 3:15
13. "Every River"   Kim Richey, Angelo Petraglia, Tom Littlefield 3:29
14. "See Jane Dance"   Charlie Crowe 4:12

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 4

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country US
2001 "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You" 1 25
"Only in America" 1 33
"The Long Goodbye" 1 39
2002 "My Heart Is Lost to You" 5 48
"Every River" 12 75

Personnel[edit]

Strings by The Nashville String Machine arranged and conducted by David Campbell.

References[edit]

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Preceded by
Coyote Ugly
by Various Artists
Top Country Albums number-one album
May 5–11, 2001
Succeeded by
Set This Circus Down
by Tim McGraw