Measure of a Man (Kevin Sharp album)

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Measure of a Man
Kevin Sharp Measure of a Man.jpg
Studio album by Kevin Sharp
Released September 24, 1996
Recorded 1996 at The Tracking Room and Emerald Studios, Nashville, TN[1]
Genre Country
Length 37:10
Label Asylum
Producer Chris Farren
Kevin Sharp chronology
Measure of a Man
Love Is
(1998)Love Is1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 4/5 stars[2]

Measure of a Man is the title of the debut album of American country music artist Kevin Sharp. The debut single, "Nobody Knows" went to number one on both the American and Canadian country charts. The next two singles, "She's Sure Taking It Well" and If You Love Somebody" both charted in the top ten while the last single, "There's Only You" failed to reach the top 40. The album has been certified gold by both the RIAA and CRIA. John Batdorf of the 1970s duo Batdorf & Rodney performs background vocals on this album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Measure of a Man" (Larry Boone, Rick Bowles) - 3:07
  2. "Nobody Knows" (Don DuBose, Joseph Richards) - 3:26
  3. "If You Love Somebody" (Chris Farren, Jeffrey Steele) - 2:30
  4. "There's Only You" (Skip Ewing, Donny Kees) - 3:10
  5. "She's Sure Taking It Well" (Tim Buppert, Don Pfrimmer, George Teren) - 3:20
  6. "The Strength to Love" (Farren, John Hobbs, Steele) - 3:21
  7. "Love Bomb" (Angelo Petraglia, Robert Ellis Orrall) - 3:03
  8. "I'm Already Loving You Too Much" (Farren, Larry Park, Steele) - 3:16
  9. "Population 4000 Minus 1" (Farren, Kevin Sharp) - 4:28
  10. "Somebody's Baby" (Zack Turner, Lonnie Wilson) - 3:41
  11. "Love at the End of the Road" (Annie Tate, Sam Tate) - 3:47


As listed in liner notes[1]

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1996) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 4
U.S. Billboard 200 40
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 1
Canadian RPM Country Albums 2
Canadian RPM Top Albums 79


Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1996 "Nobody Knows" 1 1
1997 "She's Sure Taking It Well" 3 4
"If You Love Somebody" 4 7
1998 "There's Only You" 43


  1. ^ a b Measure of a Man (CD). Kevin Sharp. Asylum Records. 1996. 61930. 
  2. ^ Allmusic - review