Dreamin' Out Loud

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Not to be confused with Dreaming Out Loud (disambiguation).
Dreamin' Out Loud
Studio album by Trace Adkins
Released June 25, 1996
Recorded 1995 at The Sound Shop; Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 33:17
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Scott Hendricks
Trace Adkins chronology
Dreamin' Out Loud
Big Time
Singles from Dreamin' Out Loud
  1. "There's a Girl in Texas"
    Released: March 1996
  2. "Every Light in the House"
    Released: August 20, 1996
  3. "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing"
    Released: January 21, 1997
  4. "I Left Something Turned On at Home"
    Released: April 21, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Dreamin' Out Loud is the first studio album of American country music artist Trace Adkins. The album was released in 1996, and it features the singles "There's a Girl in Texas", "Every Light in the House", "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" and "I Left Something Turned On at Home", which peaked at No. 20, No. 3, No. 1, and No. 2, respectively. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of one million copies.

Critical reception[edit]

Thom Owens of Allmusic gave the album four stars out of five, commending Adkins' "powerhouse" voice and citing "There's a Girl in Texas" as one of the strongest-written songs on the album. His review criticized the production as being too polished.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "There's a Girl in Texas" Vip Vipperman, Trace Adkins 3:31
2. "I Left Something Turned On at Home" Billy Lawson, John Schweers 3:07
3. "Every Light in the House" Kent Robbins 2:59
4. "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" Tim Nichols, Mark D. Sanders 4:01
5. "Dreamin' Out Loud" Buddy Blackmon, Michael Smotherman, Vipperman 3:12
6. "If I Fall (You're Goin' with Me)" Walt Aldridge, William Robinson 3:07
7. "It Was You" Craig Wiseman, Trey Bruce 3:24
8. "I Can Only Love You Like a Man" Scott Miller, Bernie Nelson 3:49
9. "634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)" Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd 3:33
10. "A Bad Way of Saying Goodbye" Sam Hogin, Jim McBride, Adkins 3:54
Total length: 33:17


Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1996) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard 200 53
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 1
Canadian RPM Country Albums 16


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
1996 "There's a Girl in Texas" 20 33
"Every Light in the House" 3 78 10
1997 "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" 1 1
"I Left Something Turned On at Home" 2 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[2] Platinum


  1. ^ a b Owens, Thom. "Dreamin' Out Loud review". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Trace Adkins – Dreamin' Out Loud". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH