Western Underground

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Western Underground
Studio album by Chris LeDoux
Released July 22, 1991
Genre Country
Length 32:10
Label Liberty
Producer Jimmy Bowen
Jerry Crutchfield
Chris LeDoux chronology
Radio and Rodeo Hits
(1990)
Western Underground
(1991)
Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 3/5 stars[1]

Western Underground is the title of the major label debut album released by American country music artist Chris LeDoux for Liberty Records. Overall, it is his 23rd album. "This Cowboy's Hat" and "Workin' Man's Dollar" and "Riding for a Fall" were released as singles but didn't make the top 40. The album peaked at #36 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

Content[edit]

"Settin' the Woods on Fire" was previously recorded by many artists including Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Little Richard. "Shot Full of Love" was originally recorded by Juice Newton from her 1981 album, Juice. Billy Ray Cyrus would record his own version in 1998. "Cadillac Cowboy" would later be covered by Jerry Jeff Walker, Heather Myles, and Glenn Erickson. Several of the songs on this album are re-recorded versions of songs from LeDoux's earlier albums. "Cadillac Cowboy" was originally featured on 1988's Chris Ledoux and the Saddle Boogie Band while "This Cowboy's Hat" was first recorded in 1982 for his album Used to Want to Be a Cowboy.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "County Fair" (Chris LeDoux) - 2:58
  2. "Riding for a Fall" (LeDoux) - 3:29
  3. "Thank the Cowboy for the Ride" (Ed Bruce, Paul Richey) - 3:26
  4. "Cadillac Cowboy" (Chuck Pyle) - 3:16
  5. "This Cowboy's Hat" (Jake Brooks) - 4:14
  6. "Shot Full of Love" (Bob McDill) - 3:08
  7. "The Last Drive-In" (John Grubb, Kim Tribble) - 3:56
  8. "Yellow Brick Road Turns Blue" (Bernie Nelson, Gary Vincent) - 2:34
  9. "Settin' the Woods on Fire" (Ed G. Nelson, Fred Rose) - 2:22
  10. "Workin' Man's Dollar" (LeDoux) - 2:47
  11. "Homegrown Western Saturday Night" - 4:45

The Capitol Collection bonus track

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes[2]

  • Chris LeDoux - vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Mark Sissel - electric guitar
  • Gary Bodily - bass guitar
  • Bobby Jensen - keyboards
  • K.W. Turnbow - drums

With:

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 36
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 22

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic - review
  2. ^ Western Underground (CD). Chris LeDoux. Liberty Records. 1991. 123548.