Every Little Word (album)

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Every Little Word
Every Little Word.jpg
Studio album by Hal Ketchum
Released May 31, 1994
Recorded 1993-1994 at Jack's Tracks Recording Studio; Nashville, TN[1]
Genre Country
Length 36:41
Label MGC/Curb
Producer Allen Reynolds
Jim Rooney
Hal Ketchum chronology
Sure Love
Every Little Word
The Hits

Every Little Word is the fourth album released by country music artist Hal Ketchum in 1994 (see 1994 in country music). It peaked at #31, better than his previous album, on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Of the five singles released from the album, "Stay Forever" was the most successful, peaking at # 8 on the Hot Country Songs chart. The other singles, "(Tonight We Just Might) Fall in Love Again", "That's What I Get for Losin' You", "Every Little Word", and "Veil of Tears" peaked at #20, #22, #49 and #56, respectively.

Patty Loveless sings harmony vocals on "Another Day Gone".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 4.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly - (A-)[3]

Michael McCall of Allmusic praised the album as being his most consistent and most country album to date. He says that Ketchum "reconciles the thoughtfulness of his folkie heart with the verve of modern country, tapping into the directness and earthiness that ties them together.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "(Tonight We Just Might) Fall in Love Again" (Al Anderson, Hal Ketchum) - 3:23
  2. "Every Little Word" (Marcus Hummon, Ketchum) - 3:47
  3. "Swing Low" (Pete Wasner, Ketchum) - 4:29
  4. "Another Day Gone" (Gary Nicholson, Ketchum) - 3:54
  5. "That's What I Get for Losin' You" (Anderson, Ketchum) - 3:41
  6. "Stay Forever" (Benmont Tench, Ketchum) - 2:54
  7. "Walk Away" (Nicholson, Ketchum) - 4:26
  8. "Veil of Tears" (Michael Noble, Jeff Pennig, Ketchum) - 2:49
  9. "No Easy Road" (Harley Allen, Herb McCullough) - 2:54
  10. "Drive On" (Gary Burr, Ketchum) - 4:24


As listed in liner notes[1]

  • Produced by Allen Reynolds and Jim Rooney
  • Recorded and Mixed by Mark Miller
  • Assistant engineer: Duke Duczer
  • Mastered by Denny Purcell at Georgetown Masters, Nashville, TN
  • Digital editing by Carlos Grier


As listed in liner notes[1]

Strings by The Nashville String Machine arranged by Charles Cochran

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 31
U.S. Billboard 200 146


  1. ^ a b c Every Little Word (CD). Hal Ketchum. Curb Records. 1994. 77660. 
  2. ^ a b McCall, Michael. "Hal Ketchum — Every Little Word". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  3. ^ Tucker, Ken (8 Jul 1994). "Every Little Word - Hal Ketchum". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-08-26.