The Ranch (band)

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The Ranch
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country
Years active 1997 (1997)–1998 (1998)
Labels Capitol
Past members

The Ranch was a country music trio, which formed in 1997 by Peter Clarke on drums and percussion, Jerry Flowers on harmony vocals and bass guitar, and Keith Urban on lead vocals, guitar, ganjo, and keyboards.[1][2][3] Most of the group's material was co-written by Urban and Vernon Rust.[1][4]

They issued a self-titled album on Capitol Records in that year, and two related singles, "Walkin' the Country" and "Just Some Love", which appeared on the country charts before the group disbanded in 1998.[4] Besides its two singles, The Ranch, included "Some Days You Gotta Dance", which was issued in 2001 as a single by the Dixie Chicks, which also had Urban on guitar.[5] After disbanding The Ranch, Urban resumed his solo career.[4] Due to his solo success, The Ranch's album was re-issued in February 2004 on Capitol/EMI as Keith Urban in The Ranch with two bonus tracks: "Billy" and "Stuck in the Middle with You", the latter is a cover version of a single by the 1970s band Stealers Wheel.[6] It also featured two music videos, "Walkin' the Country" and "Clutterbilly".[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
The Ranch 34A
  • AChart position of 2004 re-release as Keith Urban in The Ranch.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country[3] CAN Country
1997 "Walkin' the Country" 50[7] 65 The Ranch
1998 "Just Some Love" 61 92

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1997 "Walkin' the Country" Roger Pistole
"Clutterbilly"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Ranch; Urban, Keith; Rust, Vernon (1997), The Ranch, Nashville, Tenn: Capitol: Manufactured and distributed by WEA. National Library of Australia, retrieved 17 August 2014 
  2. ^ Alexander, Wiley (1997-10-10). ""Funktry", Chesney & Willie". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  3. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 338. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  4. ^ a b c Ruhlmann, William. "The Ranch – Keith Urban". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Keith Urban Biography
  6. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "In the Ranch – Keith Urban". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Ranch Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 August 2014.