Hardin County Line

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Hardin County Line
Hardin County Line.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 29, 1990
GenreCountry
Length29:46
LabelMCA Records
ProducerTony Brown
Doug Johnson
Mark Collie chronology
Hardin County Line
(1990)
Born and Raised in Black & White
(1991)
Singles from Hardin County Line
  1. "Looks Aren't Everything"
    Released: June 9, 1990
  2. "Let Her Go"
    Released: February 9, 1991

Hardin County Line is the debut album of American country music singer-songwriter Mark Collie. It featured 3 singles, one of which, "Looks Aren't Everything", hit the top 40. The other two, the title track and "Something With A Ring To It" failed to chart. The album itself reached a peak of number 57.

The track, "Something with a Ring to It" would later be recorded by Garth Brooks and included as a bonus track on The Chase for The Limited Series and would be included on all later pressings of that album. "Where There's Smoke" was later released as a single by Archer/Park in 1994.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars, John Floyd of AllMusic wrote that the album "evokes the heart of '50s country, with detailed and compassionate songwriting, wildcat vocals, and guitar by James Burton."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Good News and The Bad News"Mark Collie, Bruce Burch2:53
2."Something With a Ring to It"Collie, Aaron Tippin2:30
3."Let Her Go"Collie2:51
4."What I Wouldn't Give"Burch, Collie, Vip Vipperman2:59
5."Where There's Smoke"Collie, Bobby P. Barker2:36
6."Bound to Ramble"Collie, Michael Gordon, Ronny Scaife2:30
7."Looks Aren't Everything"Collie2:54
8."Another Old Soldier"Collie3:27
9."Hardin County Line"Collie, Scaife3:26
10."Deliver Me"Collie, Bruce Bouton3:40
Total length:29:46

Personnel[edit]

From Hardin County Line liner notes.[2]

Musicians
  • Eddie Bayers - drums
  • Barry Beckett - piano
  • James Burton - electric guitar
  • The Fairfield Five Singers - background vocals on "What I Wouldn't Give"
  • Paul Franklin - steel guitar
  • Vince Gill - background vocals
  • Mac McAnally - acoustic guitar
  • Steve Nathan - organ on "Deliver Me" and "Another Old Soldier"
  • Michael Rhodes - bass guitar
  • Harry Stinson - background vocals
  • Marty Stuart - acoustic guitar on "Hardin County Line"
  • Curtis Young - background vocals
Technical
  • Milan Bogdan - digital editing
  • David Boyer - engineering
  • Tony Brown - producer
  • Doug Johnson - producer, recording, mixing
  • Brad Jones - engineering
  • Julian King - engineering
  • Tim Kish - engineering
  • Linell - engineering
  • Glenn Meadows - mastering
  • Keith Odle - engineering

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 57

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hardin County Line at AllMusic
  2. ^ Hardin County Line (CD booklet). Mark Collie. MCA Records. 1990.CS1 maint: others (link)