It's What I Do

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It's What I Do
Studio album by Billy Dean
Released April 2, 1996
Genre Country
Length 37:15
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Tom Shapiro
Nancy H. Williams
Billy Dean chronology
Men'll Be Boys
It's What I Do
Real Man
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link

It's What I Do is the title of the fifth studio album released by American country music artist Billy Dean. It was his first album since Men'll Be Boys two years previous. This was also his first release for Capitol Records Nashville, as the Nashville division of Liberty Records had been merged into Capitol. The album produced three singles: the title track at #5, followed by "That Girl's Been Spyin' on Me" at #4 and "I Wouldn't Be a Man" at #45. (The latter was originally a Top Ten country hit for Don Williams, in 1987.) The album also reunited him with Tom Shapiro, who had co-produced his first two albums.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's What I Do" (Tom Shapiro, Chuck Jones) – 3:22
  2. "That Girl's Been Spyin' on Me" (Shapiro, Max T. Barnes) – 3:44
  3. "In the Name of Love" (Skip Ewing, Doug Stone) – 3:39
  4. "Down to Your Last One More" (Gary Burr) – 3:13
  5. "I Wouldn't Be a Man" (Mike Reid, Rory Bourke)– 4:24
  6. "When Our Backs Are Against the Wall" (Billy Dean, Tim Nichols) – 4:01
  7. "Play Something We Can Dance To" (Dean, Dennis Morgan) – 4:04
  8. "The Mountain Moved" (Bob Regan, George Teren) – 2:53
  9. "Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time" (Kostas, Bobby Boyd, Don Mealer) – 3:14
  10. "Leavin' Line" (Pam Rose, Mary Ann Kennedy, Pat Bunch) – 4:41


Synthesizer strings performed by Carl Marsh, arranged by Carl Marsh and Tom Shapiro.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 18
U.S. Billboard 200 143


  • Allmusic (see infobox)
  • It's What I Do (CD liner notes). Billy Dean. Nashville, Tennessee: Capitol Records Nashville. 1996. 30525.