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Studio album by Cracker
Released October 7, 2003
Recorded ???
Genre Alternative country
Length ???
Label BMG
Producer David Lowery
John Morand
Cracker chronology
O' Cracker Where Art Thou?
Greatest Hits Redux
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Blender 3/5 stars[2]

Countrysides is Cracker's sixth studio album. According to EntertainmentOne, the album has sold 18,342 copies as of 2008.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Truckload of Art" (Terry Allen) - 3:42
  2. "Duty Free" (Ike Reilly) - 5:53
  3. "Up Against the Wall Redneck Mothers" (Ray Wylie Hubbard) - 4:09
  4. "Sinaloa Cowboys" (Bruce Springsteen) - 3:53
  5. "Family Tradition" (Hank Williams, Jr.) - 4:42
  6. "Bottle Let Me Down" (Merle Haggard) - 4:40
  7. "Reasons to Quit" (Merle Haggard) - 3:29
  8. "Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room" (Dwight Yoakam) - 3:46
  9. "Ain't Gonna Suck Itself" (David Lowery) - 5:49

Before the release of the album, Cracker had been touring under the name "Ironic Mullet" at various dive bars across the American South, and even Alaska. The songs, while mostly covers, they felt came to reflect on the political climate the country was facing at the time.