Tempted (album)

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Tempted
Studio album by Marty Stuart
Released January 22, 1991[1]
Genre Country
Length 30:01
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Richard Bennett
Tony Brown
Marty Stuart chronology
Hillbilly Rock
(1989)
Tempted
(1991)
This One's Gonna Hurt You
(1992)

Tempted is the fifth studio album by American country music artist, Marty Stuart. It was released in January 1991 by MCA Nashville. It peaked at #20 on the Top Country Albums chart. It was certified Gold in the United State and Canada. The songs, "Little Things", "'Til I Found You", "Tempted" and "Burn Me Down" were released as singles and all of them reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. "Tempted" at #5 is the highest charting solo single of his career in the United States, although he would reach #2 in 1992 as a duet partner on Travis Tritt's "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'."

Content[edit]

Several songs on this album are covers. "I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome" was co-written by Bill Monroe and Hank Williams and was featured on Monroe's 1966 album, High Lonesome Sound of Bill Monroe. In addition, "Get Back to the Country" was released as a single in 1985 by Neil Young from his album Old Ways.

Critical reception[edit]

Jana Pendragon of Allmusic gave the album four-and-a-half stars out of five, comparing it to Dwight Yoakam's Hillbilly Deluxe in style and saying, "Stuart kicks country-pop in its well-defined hindquarters[…]But Stuart is just as deadly when he slows things down and does a ballad."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome"   Bill Monroe, Hank Williams 3:21
2. "Paint the Town Tonight"   Marty Stuart 2:01
3. "Till I Found You"   Hank DeVito, Paul Kennerley 2:24
4. "Tempted"   Stuart, Kennerley 3:16
5. "Blue Train"   Johnny Cash, Billy Smith 3:08
6. "Little Things"   Stuart, Kennerley 3:10
7. "Half a Heart"   Stuart, Kostas 2:34
8. "I Want a Woman"   Stuart, Kostas 4:16
9. "Burn Me Down"   Eddie Miller 2:56
10. "Get Back to the Country"   Neil Young 2:55

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 20
U.S. Billboard 200 193

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1991 "Little Things" 8 3
"'Til I Found You" 12 11
"Tempted" 5 4
1992 "Burn Me Down" 7 12

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ AOL Music Profile for "Tempted"
  2. ^ Pendragon, Jana. "Tempted review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  3. ^ Tempted (CD inssert). Marty Stuart. MCA Records. 1991. MCAD-10106.