The Ranch (band)

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The Ranch
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Genres Country
Years active 1997
Labels Capitol Records Nashville
Associated acts Dixie Chicks
Past members Peter Clarke
Jerry Flowers
Keith Urban

The Ranch was a three-member country music band, formed by New Zealand-born country artist Keith Urban in 1997. Urban served as the band's lead vocalist, in addition to playing guitar, ganjo, and keyboards. Jerry Flowers sang harmony vocals and played bass guitar, and Peter Clarke played drums.[1][2]

The band recorded only one album and charted two singles, "Walkin' the Country" and "Just Some Love," on the country charts before disbanding in 1998. Besides its two singles, The Ranch included a song entitled "Some Days You Gotta Dance", which was later released as a single by the Dixie Chicks from their 1999 album Fly, and which also featured Urban on guitar. Urban later started a solo career on Capitol Records. Due to Urban's solo success, The Ranch's album was re-issued in 2004 on Capitol/EMI as Keith Urban in The Ranch with the added inclusion of two bonus tracks: "Billy" and "Stuck In the Middle with You", the latter by the 1970's band Stealer Wheels.

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[2] CAN Country
1997 "Walkin' the Country" 50 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. ^ Alexander, Wiley (1997-10-10). ""Funktry", Chesney & Willie". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 338. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.