It's Only Natural (The Oak Ridge Boys album)
|It's Only Natural|
|Studio album by|
|Released||September 19, 2011|
|Label||Cracker Barrel Music|
|Producer||Michael Sykes, Duane Allen, Ron Chancey|
|The Oak Ridge Boys chronology|
It's Only Natural is the thirty-first studio album released by the country music vocal group The Oak Ridge Boys. It was released September 19, 2011 by the music publishing division of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant chain. The album contains five new songs and newly re-recorded versions of six older Oak Ridge Boys songs. Also included is a re-recording of "Louisiana Red Dirt Highway", which William Lee Golden originally released in 1990 during his hiatus from the group.
Giving it three stars out of five, Billy Dukes of Taste of Country thought that some of the songs were "sleepy" but praised "What'cha Gonna Do?" and "The Shade". A four-star review came from Bobby Peacock of Roughstock, who thought that its new songs were mostly well-suited to the group, and praised the re-recordings for their arrangements.
|1.||"What'cha Gonna Do?†"||Steven J. Williams, Wil Nance, Sherrié Austin||2:38|
|2.||"True Heart"||Michael Clark, Don Schlitz||3:57|
|3.||"Before I Die†"||Woody Mullis, Trey Matthews||3:53|
|4.||"Gonna Take a Lot of River"||Mark Henley, John Kurhajetz||4:28|
|5.||"No Matter How High"||Even Stevens, Joey Scarbury||3:12|
|6.||"The Shade†"||Shane Decker, Troy Jones||3:34|
|8.||"Louisiana Red Dirt Highway"||Vernon Rust||4:28|
|9.||"Beyond Those Years"||Troy Seals, Eddie Sester||4:43|
|10.||"Wish You Could Have Been There†"||Steven Dall, Casey Marshall, John Kennedy||3:46|
|11.||"Lucky Moon"||Mark Wright, Doug Johnson||3:24|
|12.||"Sacrifice… for Me†"||Joe Bonsall||4:21|
Songs marked with a † indicate new songs recorded for this album.
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||16|
|U.S. Billboard 200||70|
|U.S. Billboard Independent Albums||11|
- Dauphin, Chuck (19 September 2011). "The Oak Ridge Boys – It's Only Natural". Music News Nashville. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- Dukes, Billy. "It's Only Natural review". Taste of Country. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- Peacock, Bobby (20 September 2011). "It's Only Natural review". Roughstock. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
- "Country Albums: Week of October 8, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 1, 2011.