Crazy Nights (Lonestar album)

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Crazy Nights
Studio album by Lonestar
Released June 17, 1997
Recorded 1997 at The Soundshop Studio "A", Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 38:59
Label BNA
Producer Don Cook
Wally Wilson
Lonestar chronology
Crazy Nights
Lonely Grill

Crazy Nights is the second studio album released by country music band Lonestar. Four singles were released from this album: "Come Cryin' to Me", "You Walked In", "Say When", and "Everything's Changed". "Come Cryin' to Me" reached number one on the Hot Country Songs charts. Also included is a cover of country rock band Pure Prairie League's single "Amie".[1]

"Come Cryin' to Me" and "Say When" were both co-written by John Rich, who also sang lead on "John Doe on a John Deere" and "What Do We Do with the Rest of the Night". All the other tracks feature Richie McDonald on lead vocals. This was Lonestar's last album to have a neotraditional country sound before developing a more crossover-friendly country-pop sound. This was also Rich's last album as a member of the group. After departing the group in 1998,[2] he began a solo career on BNA, and eventually joined Big Kenny in the duo Big & Rich.

"Cheater's Road" was later recorded by Chalee Tennison on her 2003 album Parading in the Rain.

Critical reception[edit]

Thom Owens of Allmusic rated the album three stars out of five, saying that the singles and the "Amie" cover were "solid", but criticizing the other tracks for being "bland".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Come Cryin' to Me" (Mark D. Sanders, Wally Wilson, John Rich) – 3:42
  2. "Everything's Changed" (Larry Boone, Paul Nelson, Richie McDonald) – 3:54
  3. "Cheater's Road" (Sharon Rice, Jason Sellers) – 3:50
  4. "A Week in Juarez" (Sam Hogin, Jim McBride, Phil Barnhart) – 2:47
  5. "John Doe on a John Deere" (Don Cook, Conley White, Rich) – 3:23
  6. "You Walked In" (Bryan Adams, Robert John "Mutt" Lange) – 4:30
  7. "Say When" (Boone, Nelson, Rich) – 3:23
  8. "Amie" (Craig Fuller) – 4:06
  9. "Crazy Nights" (Chris Waters, Tom Shapiro, Rich) – 3:20
  10. "Keys to My Heart" (Lonnie Wilson, Kim Williams, McDonald) – 3:00
  11. "What Do We Do With the Rest of the Night" (Rice, Wilson, Rich) – 3:01


Taken from liner notes.[3]


Additional musicians[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 16
U.S. Billboard 200 166
Canadian RPM Country Albums 28


  1. ^ a b Owens, Thom. "Crazy Nights - Lonestar". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Protest From the Right Side of Country
  3. ^ Crazy Nights (CD). Lonestar. BNA Records. 1997. 67422.