Love Travels

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Love Travels
Studio album by Kathy Mattea
Released February 4, 1997 (1997-02-04)
Recorded June 1996-December 1996
Genre Country
Label Mercury
Producer Kathy Mattea
Ben Wisch
Kathy Mattea chronology
Walking Away a Winner
Love Travels
The Innocent Years
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars link
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B+ link

Love Travels is the ninth studio album released by American country music singer Kathy Mattea. It was released in 1997 (see 1997 in country music) on Mercury Records, the label to which she had been signed since 1984. Three singles were released from it: "455 Rocket", "I'm on Your Side", and "Love Travels". "455 Rocket" was the highest charting, reaching a peak of #21 on the Billboard country charts, while "Love Travels" was her final Top 40 country entry at #39. Suzy Bogguss sang background vocals on "Further and Further Away."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love Travels" (Bob Halligan, Jr., Linda Halligan) – 5:31
  2. "Sending Me Angels" (Francis John Miller, Jerry Lynn Williams) – 4:16
  3. "Patiently Waiting" (Gillian Welch) – 5:05
  4. "If That's What You Call Love" (Lionel Cartwright) – 4:30
  5. "Further and Further Away" (Cheryl Wheeler) – 4:32
  6. "455 Rocket" (David Rawlings, Welch) – 4:09
  7. "I'm on Your Side" (Jim Lauderdale) – 3:10
  8. "The Bridge" (Jim Pittman, Tom Kimmel) – 3:26
  9. "All Roads to the River" (Janis Ian, Jon Vezner) – 3:17
  10. "The End of the Line" (Kye Fleming, Mark Stephen Cawley, Mary Ann Kennedy) – 4:29
  11. "Beautiful Fool" (Don Henry) – 4:52

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 15
U.S. Billboard 200 121
UK album 65[1]


  • AllMusic (see infobox)