Hillbilly Rock

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For the song, see Hillbilly Rock (song).

Hillbilly Rock
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Studio album by Marty Stuart
Released October 17, 1989
Genre Country, country rock, bluegrass
Length 32:42
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Richard Bennett
Tony Brown
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Hillbilly Rock is the fourth studio album by American country music artist, Marty Stuart. It was released in October 1989 by MCA Nashville. It peaked at #19 on the Top Country Albums chart but failed to chart on the Canadian charts. It was certified Gold in both countries. The songs, "Cry! Cry! Cry!", "Don't Leave Her Lonely Too Long", "Hillbilly Rock" and "Western Girls" were released as singles.


Several songs on this album are covers or would later be covered by other artists. Johnny Cash's "Cry! Cry! Cry!" first appeared on his 1957 album With His Hot and Blue Guitar. "Me and Billy the Kid" was written and recorded by Joe Ely from his album Lord of the Highway and would later be covered by Pat Green and Kevin Welch and The Overtones. "Don't Leave Her Lonely Too Long" was covered by Gary Allan on his 1998 album, It Would Be You.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hillbilly Rock" Paul Kennerley 2:38
2. "Western Girls" Kennerley, Marty Stuart 3:38
3. "Don't Leave Her Lonely Too Long" Marty Stuart, Kostas 3:22
4. "The Coal Mine Blues" Marty Stuart 3:05
5. "The Wild One" Tillman Franks, Merle Kilgore 3:12
6. "Me and Billy The Kid" Joe Ely 3:56
7. "Cry! Cry! Cry!" J.R. Cash 2:20
8. "When The Sun Goes Down" Marty Stuart, Mark Collie 2:42
9. "Easy to Love (Hard to Hold)" Marty Stuart, Paul Kennerley 2:53
10. "Since I Don't Have You" Marty Stuart, Mark Collie 5:33



  • Produced By Tony Brown & Richard Bennet
  • Engineers, Assistant Engineers: Dave Boyer, Mark J. Coddington, Marty Williams
  • Mixing: Chuck Ainlay
  • Overdub Engineers: Chuck Ainlay, Mark J. Coddington
  • Digital Editing: Milan Bogdan
  • Mastering, Master Tape Preparation: Glenn Meadows

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1989) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 19


Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1989 "Cry! Cry! Cry!" 32 59
1990 "Don't Leave Her Lonely Too Long" 42 25
"Hillbilly Rock" 8 6
"Western Girls" 20 16