Days of Our Lives (James Otto album)

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Days of Our Lives
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Studio album by James Otto
Released March 9, 2004 (2004-03-09)
Recorded 2003 at Thelma's East Studio, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 49:40
Label Mercury Nashville
Producer Greg Droman
Scott Parker
Mark Wright
James Otto chronology
Days of Our Lives
Sunset Man
Singles from Days of Our Lives
  1. "The Ball"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Long Way Down"
    Released: 2003
  3. "Days of Our Lives"
    Released: 2003
  4. "Sunday Morning and Saturday Night"
    Released: 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Country Standard Time [1]

Days of Our Lives is the debut album of American country music artist James Otto. It was released in 2004 on Mercury Nashville Records, and its title track was a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts.

The track "The Last Thing I Do" was also recorded by Brooks & Dunn on their 2001 album Steers & Stripes, and by Montgomery Gentry (under the title "If It's the Last Thing I Do") on their 2004 album You Do Your Thing. "Long Way Down" was also recorded by Andy Griggs on his 2008 album The Good Life.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Long Way Down" Craig Wiseman, C. Michael Spriggs 4:51
2. "Gone!" Kevin Brandt, Bobby Terry 3:41
3. "Misspent Youth" James Otto, C. J. Watson 5:09
4. "Miss Temptation" Caryl Mack Parker, Scott Parker, Billy Crain 3:57
5. "Sunday Morning and Saturday Night" Tim Nichols, Jeffrey Steele 3:52
6. "Song of the Violin" Otto 3:36
7. "She Knows" Bob Regan, Monty Criswell 3:43
8. "Days of Our Lives" Otto, Terry 3:51
9. "The Last Thing I Do" David Lee Murphy, Kim Tribble 3:46
10. "The Ball" Otto, Kerry Kurt Phillips, Patrick Jason Matthews 3:58
11. "Lowdown on the Highlife" Otto, Porter Howell, Kris Bergsnes 4:10
12. "Never Say Goodbye" Otto, Jody Alan Sweet 5:00


Strings performed by the Nashville String Machine and arranged by Lisa Germano, Kris Wilkinson and David Campbell.

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2004) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 61


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
2002 "The Ball" 45
2003 "Long Way Down"
"Days of Our Lives" 33
2004 "Sunday Morning and Saturday Night" 58
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ Loy, Robert. "James Otto - Days of Our Lives". Country Standard Time. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 

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