American Pride (album)

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American Pride
Alabama - American Pride.jpg
Studio album by Alabama
Released August 11, 1992
March 7, 2000 (re-release)
Recorded January–May 1992
Genre Country
Length 39:56
Label RCA Records
Producer Alabama
Larry Michael Lee
Josh Leo
Alabama chronology
Greatest Hits Vol. II
(1991)
American Pride
(1992)
Cheap Seats
(1993)
Singles from American Pride
  1. "Take a Little Trip"
    Released: June 1, 1992
  2. "I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why)"
    Released: September 1, 1992
  3. "Once Upon a Lifetime"
    Released: December 15, 1992
  4. "Hometown Honeymoon"
    Released: March 29, 1993

American Pride is the fourteenth studio album by the country music band Alabama, released in 1992 by RCA Records. It included the singles "I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why)", "Take a Little Trip", "Hometown Honeymoon" and "Once Upon a Lifetime". "I'm in a Hurry" was a Number One hit for the band, while the other singles all reached the Top Five on the U.S. country charts. "Between the Two of Them" was later released as a single by Tanya Tucker from her 1994 album Fire to Fire.

Brian Mansfield of Allmusic rated the album three stars out of five, saying that it did not have any "surprises".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Take a Little Trip" (Ronnie Rogers, Mark Wright) - 3:17
  2. "Hometown Honeymoon" (Josh Leo, Jim Photoglo) - 3:18
  3. "Once Upon a Lifetime" (Gary Baker, Frank J. Myers) - 4:14
  4. "You Can't Take the Country Out of Me" (Rick Bowles, Robert Byrne) - 2:58
  5. "I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why)" (Roger Murrah, Randy VanWarmer) - 2:50
  6. "Richard Petty Fans" (Greg Fowler, Teddy Gentry, John Jarrard, Randy Owen) - 3:35
  7. "Homesick Fever" (Owen, Rogers) - 3:53
  8. "Between the Two of Them" (Mickey Cates) - 3:58
  9. "American Pride" (Owen) - 4:42
  10. "Sometimes Out of Touch" (Fowler, Gentry, Rogers) - 3:36A
  11. "Pictures and Memories" (Jeff Cook, Monty Wilson) - 3:41A
  • AOmitted from cassette version.

Personnel[edit]

Alabama[edit]

  • Jeff Cookelectric guitar, background vocals, lead vocals on "Pictures and Memories"
  • Teddy Gentry – bass guitar, background vocals, lead vocals on "Sometimes Out of Touch"
  • Mark Herndon – drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Randy Owen – electric guitar, lead vocals, background vocals on "Sometimes Out of Touch" and "Pictures and Memories"

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Richard Bennettacoustic guitar on "Pictures and Memories" and "Sometimes Out of Touch"
  • Sam Bushfiddle on "Hometown Honeymoon"
  • Bill Cuomo – keyboards
  • Conni Ellisor – string arrangements and violin on "Between the Two of Them"
  • Jim Grosjean – viola on "Between the Two of Them"
  • Larry Hanson – acoustic guitar on "Pictures and Memories" and "Sometimes Out of Touch"
  • Craig Krampf – drums, percussion
  • Bernie Leadon – acoustic guitar on all tracks; mandolin on "Hometown Honeymoon"; banjo on "You Can't Take the Country Out of Me"; hi-strung guitar and tiple on "I'm in a Hurry"
  • Josh Leo – electric guitar and tremolo guitar on "Take a Little Trip"; electric guitar on "You Can't Take the Country Out of Me", "I'm in a Hurry" and "Homesick Fever"; guitar solo on "You Can't Take the Country Out of Me" and "I'm in a Hurry"
  • Chris Leuzinger – acoustic and hi-strung guitar on "Take a Little Trip"; electric guitar on "Pictures and Memories" and "Sometimes Out of Touch"
  • Ted Madsen – violin on "Between the Two of Them"
  • Carl Marsh – synthesizer bass on "Hometown Honeymoon"; synthesizer strings on "Once Upon a Lifetime"; synthesizer on "I'm in a Hurry", "Pictures and Memories" and "Homesick Fever"; synthesizer harp on "Between the Two of Them"
  • Bob Mason – cello on "Between the Two of Them"
  • John Mattick – grand piano on "Richard Petty Fans"
  • Steve Nathan – keyboards
  • "Raoul" – tick-tock on "I'm in a Hurry"
  • Dan Toler – guitar solo on "Homesick Fever"
  • Biff Watson – acoustic guitar; hi-strung guitar on "Take a Little Trip" and "I'm in a Hurry"; grand piano on "I'm in a Hurry"; classical guitar on "Between the Two of Them" and "Richard Petty Fans"
  • John D. Willis – electric guitar; acoustic guitar on "Between the Two of Them"

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 11
U.S. Billboard 200 46
Canadian RPM Country Albums 4
Canadian RPM Top Albums 62

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1992 "Take a Little Trip" 2 2
"I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why)" 1 1
"Once Upon a Lifetime" 3 2
1993 "Hometown Honeymoon" 3 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[2] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mansfield, Brian. "American Pride review". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Alabama – American Pride". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH