Hillbilly Deluxe (Brooks & Dunn album)

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Hillbilly Deluxe
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 30, 2005
GenreCountry
Length48:34
LabelArista Nashville
ProducerKix Brooks
Tony Brown
Bob DiPiero
Ronnie Dunn
Tom Shapiro
Mark Wright
Brooks & Dunn chronology
The Greatest Hits Collection II
(2004)
Hillbilly Deluxe
(2005)
Cowboy Town
(2007)
Singles from Hillbilly Deluxe
  1. "Play Something Country"
    Released: May 23, 2005
  2. "Believe"
    Released: September 26, 2005
  3. "Building Bridges"
    Released: June 5, 2006
  4. "Hillbilly Deluxe"
    Released: November 6, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Hillbilly Deluxe is the ninth studio album by country music duo Brooks & Dunn, released in 2005 on Arista Nashville. Certified Platinum in the United States by the RIAA, the album produced four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The duo produced the majority of the album with Tony Brown.

Content[edit]

Hillbilly Deluxe was led off by the single "Play Something Country." This song was co-written by Ronnie Dunn, one-half of Brooks & Dunn, along with former McBride & the Ride frontman Terry McBride, who plays bass in Brooks & Dunn's road band and co-writes several of their songs. "Play Something Country" was the duo's twentieth and final Number One hit on the Billboard country singles charts. "Believe" and "Building Bridges" (featuring guest vocals from Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow), were released as the album's second and third singles, respectively, and both were additional Top Ten hits. The title track was the final single released from the album, and it reached a peak of number 16.

Production[edit]

Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn produced the majority of the album with Tony Brown, except for "My Heart's Not a Hotel", which Brooks, Brown and Dunn produced with Mark Wright. Brooks and Tom Shapiro co-produced the demo for "One More Roll of the Dice" (which they also co-wrote), while the demos for "Her West Was Wilder" and "She Likes to Get Out of Town" were produced by Brooks and Bob DiPiero, who also co-wrote those tracks with Brooks.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Play Something Country"Ronnie Dunn, Terry McBride3:14
2."She’s About As Lonely As I’m Going to Let Her Get"Dunn, McBride2:49
3."My Heart’s Not a Hotel"Rob Crosby, Allen Shamblin3:40
4."Whiskey Do My Talkin’"Dunn, McBride3:34
5."Hillbilly Deluxe"Brad Crisler, Craig Wiseman4:18
6."One More Roll of the Dice"Kix Brooks, Tom Shapiro4:05
7."Just Another Neon Night"Dunn, McBride3:16
8."Believe"Dunn, Wiseman5:38
9."Building Bridges" (ft. Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill)Hank DeVito, Larry Willoughby4:23
10."Her West Was Wilder"Brooks, Bob DiPiero3:33
11."I May Never Get Over You"Dunn, McBride2:56
12."She Likes to Get Out of Town"Brooks, DiPero3:44
13."Again"Darrell Brown, Radney Foster3:15

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[2]

Musicians

Choir on "Believe" and "Again"

  • Jovan E. Bender
  • Ashley Cromartie
  • Delva Dwana
  • DaJuana R. Elder
  • Danyelle Haley
  • Moiro Konchella
  • Erika Rowell
  • Meshia Sandifer
  • Chris Smith
  • Andre Trice
  • Raymond Williams

Production

  • Brooks & Dunn – producer (all tracks)
  • Tony Brown – producer
  • Mark Wright – producer ("My Heart's Not a Hotel")
  • Doug Sax - mastering engineer

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country US
2005 "Play Something Country" 1 37
"Believe" 8 60
2006 "Building Bridges" 4 66
2007 "Hillbilly Deluxe" 16 86

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r786847
  2. ^ Hillbilly Deluxe (CD booklet). Brooks & Dunn. Arista Nashville. 2005. 69946.CS1 maint: others (link)