Love Songs (Billy Ray Cyrus album)
|Compilation album by Billy Ray Cyrus|
|Released||January 29, 2008|
|Producer||Various original producers|
|Billy Ray Cyrus chronology|
Love Songs is the first love songs compilation released on January 29, 2008 by country music singer Billy Ray Cyrus. The album was released on Mercury Nashville, Cyrus' first album with the label since leaving in 1998.
The album features love songs from Cyrus' studio albums he recorded with Mercury Records. Several of the tracks, however, were not radio singles, but album cuts. The track "Only God (Could Stop Me Loving You)" has been covered by several artists, including Emerson Drive. Their version of the song reached number 23 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 2003. Also, the song "Somebody New" was covered by Jill King in 2008, her version of the song failed to chart.
Thom Jurek of allmusic gave the album 2.5 stars out of 5. He said "Isn't it awesome to have a Billy Ray Cyrus compilation without "Achy Breaky Heart" on it? Yes, and no. Yes, because some listeners need to hear that song again and again as long as they live, and no, because this collection of love songs doesn't really do much for the reborn Cyrus' reputation as a singer." However, he did go on to say that "She's Not Cryin' Anymore" was the best song originally on Some Gave All. He then went on and said that "Only God (Could Stop Me Loving You)" and "Missing You" were "flat and lifeless".
|1.||"She's Not Cryin' Anymore"||3:25||Billy Ray Cyrus, Buddy Cannon, Terry Shelton||Some Gave All|
|2.||"In the Heart of a Woman"||4:00||Keith Hinton, Brett Cartwright||It Won't Be the Last|
|3.||"I Am Here Now"||3:28||Cyrus, Michael Joe Sagraves, Shelton||Trail of Tears|
|4.||"Never Thought I'd Fall in Love with You"||3:41||Jim McKnight, Mike Murphy||Some Gave All|
|5.||"Only God (Could Stop Me Loving You)"||5:10||Robert John "Mutt" Lange||Storm in the Heartland|
|6.||"Missing You"||3:22||Rick Giles, Susan Logacre||Shot Full of Love|
|7.||"Three Little Words"||4:14||Wayne Perkins, Jimmy Collins||Trail of Tears|
|8.||"A Heart with Your Name on It"||2:44||Phillip Douglas, Brett Beavers||Storm in the Heartland|
|9.||"Somebody New"||3:45||Alex Harvey, Mike Curtis||It Won't Be the Last|
|10.||"Give My Heart to You"||3:49||Walt Aldridge, Bob DiPiero||Shot Full of Love|
|11.||"It Won't Be the Last"||3:49||Cyrus, Shelton||It Won't Be the Last|
|12.||"How Much"||5:30||Gregg Sutton, Danny Tate||Storm in the Heartland|
The album debuted and peaked at number 63 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, becoming Cyrus' lowest charting album on the chart.
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||63|