That's Why I Sing This Way

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That's Why I Sing This Way
Studio album by Daryle Singletary
Released April 23, 2002 (2002-04-23)
Genre Country
Label Audium/Koch
Producer Gregory Cole
Daryle Singletary chronology
Now and Again
That's Why I Sing This Way
Straight from the Heart
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That's Why I Sing This Way is the fifth album by American country music singer Daryle Singletary. It was released on April 23, 2002 via Koch Records. Except for its title track, the album is composed of cover songs. Two singles were released from it: the title track and a cover of Conway Twitty's 1980 Number One single "I'd Love to Lay You Down", which respectively reached #47 and #43 on the U.S. Billboard country singles charts. The album includes guest appearances from George Jones, Dwight Yoakam, Rhonda Vincent, John Wesley Ryles, Merle Haggard and Johnny Paycheck.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original Artist Length
1. "Love's Gonna Live Here" (with Dwight Yoakam) Buck Owens Buck Owens 2:44
2. "Walk Through This World with Me" (with George Jones) Kaye Jean Savage, Sandra M. Seamons George Jones 2:32
3. "I'd Love to Lay You Down"   Fred Aylor MacRae Conway Twitty 3:09
4. "A-11"   Hank Cochran Johnny Paycheck 2:40
5. "Long Black Veil"   Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill Lefty Frizzell 3:23
6. "Kay" (with John Wesley Ryles) Hank Mills John Wesley Ryles 3:34
7. "That's Why I Sing This Way"   Max D. Barnes Daryle Singletary 2:56
8. "I Never Go Around Mirrors (I've Got a Heartache to Hide)"   Lefty Frizzell, Sanger D. Shafer Lefty Frizzell 4:30
9. "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)"   Max M. Fidler, Joe Maphis, Rose Lee Maphis Joe & Rose Lee Maphis 3:58
10. "Makeup and Faded Blue Jeans" (with Merle Haggard) Merle Haggard Merle Haggard 3:45
11. "After the Fire Is Gone" (with Rhonda Vincent) L. E. White Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn 2:51
12. "Old Violin" (with Johnny Paycheck) Johnny Paycheck Johnny Paycheck 3:29

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 65


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