Erika Jo (album)

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Erika Jo
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Studio album by Erika Jo
Released June 14, 2005
Genre Country
Label Universal South
Producer Tony Brown
Tim DuBois
Rick Giles
Steve Mandile
Singles from Erika Jo
  1. "I Break Things"
    Released: 2005
  2. "I'm Not Lisa"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Erika Jo is the self-titled debut album of country music singer Erika Jo. It was released on June 14, 2005 by Universal South Records, following the artist's win on the 2005 season of Nashville Star. Tim DuBois produced the album with Rick Giles and Sixwire member Steve Mandile on all tracks except "I Break Things", which he co-produced with Tony Brown.[2]

The album debuted at the number 5 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Its lead-off single "I Break Things" made number 53 on the Hot Country Songs charts, while a cover of Jessi Colter's "I'm Not Lisa" did not chart. The track "Love Is" was co-written by Katrina Elam, who released her own rendition as a single in 2006 from her unreleased second album Turn Me Up.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Break Things" (Monty Criswell, Wade Kirby) – 3:04
  2. "Who You Are" (Aimee Mayo, Marv Green) – 3:25
  3. "There Are No Accidents" (Tom Shapiro, Mark Nesler, Tony Martin) – 3:40
  4. "Go" (Jim Collins, Shaye Smith) – 3:35
  5. "Strong Tonight" (Sunny Russ) – 3:40
  6. "Good Day for Goodbye" (Chris Farren, Blair Daly, Katrina Elam) – 3:29
  7. "Wish You Back to Me" (Janet Turner, Steve Mandile, Chad Turner) – 4:16
  8. "They Say Love Is Blind" (Shane Teeters, Kerry Kurt Phillips, Rachel Proctor) – 3:22
  9. "Going 'Til You're Gone" (Dave Berg, Marty Dodson) – 3:35
  10. "Love Is" (Elam, Bonnie Baker) – 3:15
  11. "I'm Not Lisa" (Jessi Colter) – 3:23

Musicians[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[2]

  • Eddie Bayers — drums
  • Thom Flora — background vocals
  • Paul Franklin — pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, Dobro
  • Steve Gibson — acoustic guitar
  • Aubrey Haynie — fiddle, mandolin
  • Wes Hightower — background vocals
  • John Barlow Jarvis — piano
  • Steve Mandile — acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Brent Mason — electric guitar
  • Steve Nathan — keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ
  • Larry Paxton — bass guitar
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas — bass guitar
  • Harry Stinson — background vocals
  • Russell Terrell — background vocals
  • Chuck Tilley — percussion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b Erika Jo (CD booklet). Erika Jo. Universal South. 2005. 4522. 

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 5
U.S. Billboard 200 27