is the tenth studio album released by Home at Last country music singer Billy Ray Cyrus. It was released on July 24, 2007, and is follow-up album to , which was released in 2006. Wanna Be Your Joe Home at Last is Cyrus' debut and only album to date for Walt Disney Records.
The album debuted and peaked at number 3 on the U.S.
Billboard Top Country Albums, and number 20 on the and on the Billboard 200 Billboard Top Comprehensive Albums, [5 ] setting a record for a father-daughter duo to have their own Top 20 album on the Billboard 200. When [6 ] Home at Last debuted, Miley's album, was at number 1. Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus
Background [ edit ]
The album's lead-off single, "
Ready, Set, Don't Go", debuted at number 47 for the chart week of August 11, 2007, on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, making it Billy Ray's first chart entry since 2004 with "The Other Side". On October 9, 2007, Billy Ray and Miley performed a duet of the song on . Dancing with the Stars
The duet debuted on the chart on October 27, 2007, at number 27. It eventually reached number 4 on the country charts, giving Billy Ray his first Top 5 single since "
Busy Man" reached number 3 in 1999. It was also Miley's first Top 5 on any Billboard chart, as well as her first release to country radio.
After "Ready, Set, Don't Go" fell from the country music charts, no further singles were released. Cyrus began to work on his next studio album. The album was released on
Lyric Street Records on April 7, 2009. It was titled . Back to Tennessee
The track "Stand" was originally recorded as a duet with
Miley Cyrus on Billy Ray's previous album . However, the song was remixed without Miley's vocals and was added to Wanna Be Your Joe Home at Last.
Track listing [ edit ]
Ready, Set, Don't Go" Cyrus,
Casey Beathard 4:06
Tom Douglas, Andy Goldmark 3:55
Joanna Smith, Tom Hambridge, Jeffrey Steele 3:57
Brown Eyed Girl"
Van Morrison 3:43
"Don't Give Up on Me"
Walt Aldridge, James LeBlanc 3:22
You've Got a Friend" (featuring Emily Osment)
Carole King 4:24
"You Can't Lose Me"
Diane Warren 4:01
"Can't Live Without Your Love"
Brad Crisler, LeBlanc
Put a Little Love in Your Heart" James R. Holiday, James Randy Myers,
Jackie DeShannon 3:12
Over the Rainbow" Harold Arlen, E. Y. "Yip" Harburg
Cyrus, Adam Watts, Andy Dodd
"Ready, Set, Don't Go"
(featuring Miley Cyrus) Cyrus, Beathard
Personnel [ edit ]
violin Kenny Aronoff-
drums Sam Bacco-
Richard Bennett- acoustic guitar Mike Brignardello-
bass guitar Pat Buchanan-
Tom Bukovac- electric guitar Tim Buppert- background vocals
David J. Carpenter- bass guitar
Butch Carr- background vocals
cello Vinnie Colaiuta- drums
Billy Ray Cyrus- lead vocals, background vocals
Miley Cyrus- vocals on track 14 Matt Dame- background vocals
Eric Darken- percussion
David Davidson- violin
Andy Dodd- electric guitar,
Dan Dugmore- steel guitar
Stuart Duncan- mandocello Connie Ellisor- violin
Kenny Greenberg- electric guitar
viola Tom Hambridge- background vocals
James Harrah- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Aubrey Haynie- fiddle John Hobbs- keyboards
Mike Johnson- steel guitar
Troy Johnson- background vocals
John Jorgenson- electric guitar,
banjo Shane Keister- keyboards
Karima Kibble- choir
Sherrie Kibble- choir
Anthony LaMarchina- cello
Paul Liem- drums, percussion
Matthew McCauley- conductor, string arrangements
Fred Mollin- 12-string acoustic guitar,
Hammond organ, synthesizer, background vocals Greg Morrow- drums
Kathy Niebank- background vocals
Emily Osment- vocals on track 7
Dean Parks- dobro, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin Larry Paxton- bass guitar
Shandra Penix- choir
Matt Rollings- keyboards Joe Scaife- background vocals
Pam Sixfin- violin
Elisabeth K. Small- violin
Chris Stapleton- background vocals Peter Stengaard- bass guitar, keyboards, background vocals
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale- violin
Adam Watts- drums, acoustic guitar, background vocals
John Paul White- background vocals
Kris Wilkinson- viola
John Willis- acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, soloist
Karen Winklemann- violin
Suzanne Young- choir
Russ Zavitson- background vocals
Chart performance [ edit ]
The album debuted at number 3 on
's Billboard Top Country Albums chart; Cyrus' first Top 5 album since in 1993. It also debuted at number 20 on the all-genres charts It Won't Be the Last and Billboard 200 s Billboard' Top Comprehensive Albums, selling approximately 30,000 copies it its first official week of release. To date, the album has sold over 297,000 copies in the United States.
Billboard 200 20
Billboard Top Comprehensive Albums 20
Billboard Top Country Albums 3
Singles [ edit ]
References [ edit ]