Trail of Tears (Billy Ray Cyrus album)

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Trail of Tears
Studio album by Billy Ray Cyrus
Released January 1, 1996 (1996-01-01)
Recorded 1995; Woo Music and Secret Sound, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Label Mercury
Producer Billy Ray Cyrus
Terry Shelon
Billy Ray Cyrus chronology
Storm in the Heartland
(1994)
Trail of Tears
(1996)
The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus: Cover to Cover
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]

Trail of Tears is the fourth studio album from country artist Billy Ray Cyrus. It was released on January 1, 1996, and two singles were released: the title track and "Three Little Words", which respectively peaked at number 69 and number 65 on the country charts. Also included is a cover of Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley PTA".

The album debuted at number 125 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and at number 20 on the U.S. Top Country Albums.[3]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Writer(s)
1. "Trail of Tears" 3:41 Billy Ray Cyrus
2. "Truth Is, I Lied" 3:18 Cyrus, Don Von Tress, Carl Perkins
3. "Tenntucky" 2:23 Cyrus, Mark Collie
4. "Call Me Daddy" 5:08 Cyrus, Von Tress, Michael Joe Sagraves
5. "Sing Me Back Home" 3:37 Merle Haggard
6. "Three Little Words" 4:14 Wayne Perkins, Jimmy Collins
7. "Harper Valley PTA" 4:10 Tom T. Hall
8. "I Am Here Now" 3:28 Cyrus, Sagraves, Corky Holbrook, Terry Shelton
9. "Need a Little Help" 5:08 Cyrus, Von Tress
10. "Should I Stay" 4:38 Cyrus
11. "Crazy Mama" 3:00 J.J. Cale

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Canadian Top Country Albums 14
Swiss Music Charts 50
U.S. Billboard 200 125
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 20

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country CAN Country
1996 "Trail of Tears" 69 59
1997 "Three Little Words" 65 61

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