Blue Moon (Steve Holy album)

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Blue Moon
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Studio album by Steve Holy
Released October 10, 2000 (2000-10-10)
Recorded 1999-2000 at Rosewood Studios
Genre Country
Length 43:49
Label Curb
Producer Wilbur C. Rimes
Steve Holy chronology
Blue Moon
(2000)
Brand New Girlfriend
(2006)
Singles from Blue Moon
  1. "Don't Make Me Beg"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Blue Moon"
    Released: April 22, 2000
  3. "The Hunger"
    Released: November 11, 2000
  4. "Good Morning Beautiful"
    Released: July 16, 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Blue Moon is the debut album of country music artist Steve Holy. Released in 2000 on Curb Records, the album produced four hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. The first one, "Don't Make Me Beg", peaked at No. 29 on the charts, and its follow-ups (the title track and "The Hunger", respectively) both reached No. 24. Following "The Hunger," Holy charted with "Good Morning Beautiful," which he recorded for the soundtrack to the film Angel Eyes. After this song reached Number One, Curb re-issued the album with "Good Morning Beautiful" as a bonus track.[2]

The album was produced by Wilbur C. Rimes, the father of female country music singer LeAnn Rimes.[1]

On February 24, 2009 it was certified Gold by the RIAA.

Critical reception[edit]

Jonathan Widran of Allmusic gave the album four stars out of five, comparing Holy's voice to that of Chris Isaak and saying that, although he did not think that Holy showed a distinct musical personality, the album was a "likeable, colorful listening experience."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Blue Moon" Gary Leach, Mark Tinney 4:34
2. "One Beat at a Time" Jamie O'Hara, James House 3:31
3. "Cold Kisses" Tom Shapiro, Chuck Jones, Sharon Vaughn 3:38
4. "Just a Kiss" Steve Holy, Kevin Bounds, Leslie Davis 3:56
5. "The Hunger" Billy Montana, David Flint 4:01
6. "Tear One" House, Dean Miller 2:45
7. "She's So" Ray Stephenson, Steve Williams 2:49
8. "You're Gonna Miss My Love" Craig Fuller, Mark Selby 4:09
9. "Someone's Out to Get Me" Holy, Bounds 4:14
10. "If That's What You Want" House 3:15
11. "Don't Make Me Beg" Frank Rogers 3:26
12. "Good Morning Beautiful" Zack Lyle, Todd Cerney 3:30

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[3]

  • Rita Baloche - background vocals
  • Mike Brignardello - bass guitar
  • Perry Coleman - background vocals
  • Austin Deptula - programming
  • Milo Deering - steel guitar, acoustic guitar, nylon string guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin
  • Randy Fouts - piano, keyboards
  • Steve Holy - lead vocals, background vocals
  • Annagrey LaBasse - background vocals
  • Gary Leach - keyboards, background vocals, organ, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • B. James Lowry - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • David Pruitt - background vocals
  • Curtis Randall - bass guitar
  • Brent Rowan - electric guitar
  • John D. Sharp - background vocals
  • John R. Sharp - background vocals
  • Marty Walsh - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Chris Wann - background vocals
  • Matthew Ward - background vocals
  • Dan Wojciechowski - drums

Additional background vocals on "Don't Make Me Beg" by Dan Wojciechowski, Curtis Randall, Marty Walsh, Milo Deering, Randy Fouts, and Gary Leach.

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 63
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 7
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
1999 "Don't Make Me Beg" 29 36
2000 "Blue Moon" 24 120 47
2001 "The Hunger" 24 *
"Good Morning Beautiful" 1 29 *
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[4] Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Widran, Jonathan. "Blue Moon review". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Morris, Edward (25 August 2006). "Holy resurfaces with "Brand New Girlfriend"". CMT. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Blue Moon (CD). Steve Holy. Curb Records. 2000. 77972. 
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Steve Holy – Blue Moon". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH