Burnin' Up the Road

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Burnin' Up the Road
Studio album by McBride & the Ride
Released September 18, 1990
Genre Country
Length 33:44
Label MCA
Producer Tony Brown
Steve Fishell
McBride & the Ride chronology
Burnin' Up the Road
Sacred Ground
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly C+ [2]

Burnin' Up the Road is the debut album of American country music band McBride & the Ride. Released in 1990 on MCA Records, it was produced by Tony Brown and Steve Fishell. The lead-off single, "Felicia", peaked at No. 74 on the RPM country charts in Canada but did not chart in the US. Following this song was "Every Step of the Way" which failed to chart. The third and fourth singles, "Can I Count on You" and "Same Ol' Star", peaked at No. 15 and No. 28 respectively on the Billboard country charts in the US. "Every Step of the Way" was also made into the band's first music video.

The title track was later recorded by John Anderson on the soundtrack to the 1994 film 8 Seconds.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Bill Carter, Ruth Ellsworth, and Terry McBride except where noted.

  1. "Ain't No Big Deal" – 2:49
  2. "Felicia" – 3:12
  3. "Same Old Star" (Carter, Ellsworth, McBride, Gary Nicholson) – 3:34
  4. "Every Step of the Way" – 3:07
  5. "Chains of Memory" – 3:33
  6. "Stone Country" (Robert Byrne, Tom Brasfield) – 3:40
  7. "Can I Count on You" – 3:18
  8. "Burnin' Up the Road" – 3:31
  9. "Nobody's Fool" – 4:01
  10. "Turn to Blue" (Rosie Flores, McBride) – 2:59


McBride & The Ride[edit]

  • Terry McBride: Bass, Lead & Harmony Vocals
  • Ray Herndon: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Backing & Harmony Vocals
  • Billy Thomas: Drums, Percussion, Backing & Harmony Vocals

Additional Musicians[edit]

  • Steve Fishell: Steel Guitar
  • Mark O'Connor: Fiddle
  • Steve Nathan: Keyboards, Piano
  • Pete Wasner: Keyboards, Piano


  • Produced By Tony Brown & Steve Fishell
  • Engineers: Chuck Ainlay
  • Assistant Engineers: Tim Kish, Marty Williams
  • Overdub Engineer & Mixing : Chuck Ainlay
  • Digital Editing: Milan Bogdan
  • Mastering: Glenn Meadows

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 27
U.S. Billboard 200 180