Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe

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Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe
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Studio album by Various artists
Released August 19, 2014 (2014-08-19)
Genre Country, heavy metal
Length 62:20
Label Big Machine
Producer
Singles from Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe
  1. "Home Sweet Home"
    Released: July 7, 2014

Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe is a 2014 studio album released via Big Machine Records. It is a tribute album to the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, featuring covers of their songs performed by various country music artists. The album's lead single is a cover of "Home Sweet Home", recorded by Justin Moore as a duet with Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic rated it 2.5 stars out of 5, saying that "Maybe it doesn't hold together but, then again, there never was a clear pathway for this tribute to proceed anyway. The Crüe and country may share some common ground, but it's ungainly and only intermittently appealing, as this odd record makes clear." He praised the performances of LeAnn Rimes, The Mavericks, and Aaron Lewis.[2] Jon Freeman of Country Weekly rated the album "B", praising the Mavericks' cover of "Dr. Feelgood" as the strongest track, as well as the performances by Moore, Rascal Flatts, Eli Young Band, and Gretchen Wilson. He found Aaron Lewis's cover of "Afraid" the most country-sounding, but criticized the performances of Cassadee Pope, Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio, and Big & Rich.[3] Rolling Stone reviewer Nick Murray gave the album 2 out of 5 stars, with his review saying that "Unfortunately, few of the 15 featured artists do anything more than rehash their assigned song – often omitting even the slight twang Nashville usually requires." He also thought that the performances of LeAnn Rimes and The Mavericks were the strongest.[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 5, and the Top Country Albums chart at No. 2, with sales of 31,000 in the U.S.[5] As of September 2014, the album has sold 55,000 copies in the U.S.[6]

In Canada, the album debuted at number six on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 2,700 copies in its first week.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)ArtistLength
1."Kickstart My Heart"Nikki SixxRascal Flatts3:55
2."If I Die Tomorrow"Simple Plan, SixxFlorida Georgia Line3:41
3."Smokin' in the Boys Room"Cub Koda, Michael LutzLeAnn Rimes4:51
4."Home Sweet Home"Tommy Lee, Vince NeilJustin Moore with Vince Neil3:51
5."The Animal in Me"Sixx, Mick Mars, James Michael, Marti FrederiksenCassadee Pope with Robin Zander4:12
6."Afraid"SixxAaron Lewis3:52
7."Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)"Lee, Mars, Neil, SixxBig & Rich4:22
8."Without You"Mars, SixxClare Bowen with Sam Palladio3:28
9."Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)"Mars, SixxEli Young Band3:57
10."Looks That Kill"SixxLauren Jenkins4:32
11."Live Wire"SixxThe Cadillac Three4:07
12."Dr. Feelgood"Mars, SixxThe Mavericks5:13
13."Girls, Girls, Girls"Lee, Mars, SixxBrantley Gilbert4:05
14."Wild Side"Lee, Neil, SixxGretchen Wilson4:41
15."Time for Change"Sixx, Donna McDanielDarius Rucker3:33

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard) 6
US Billboard 200 5
US Top Country Albums (Billboard) 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[8] 57

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hicks, Gregory (5 July 2014). "Justin Moore covers Motley Crue with Vince Neil". The Tennesseean. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Nashville Outlaws review". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Freeman, Jon (25 August 2014). "Reviews: Nashville Outlaws". Country Weekly. 21 (34): 66. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  4. ^ Murray, Nick (19 August 2014). "Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Paul Grein (August 27, 2014). "Chart Watch: Nashville Salutes…Motley Crue?!!". Yahoo! Music. 
  6. ^ Matt Bjorke (September 17, 2014). "Country Album Sales Report – September 17, 2014". Roughstock.  Sales figure given here
  7. ^ http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/weekly-music-sales-report-analysis-28-august-2014/
  8. ^ "Top Country Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 16, 2015.