Nothin' but Good

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Nothin' but Good
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 30, 1994 (1994-08-30)
ProducerMark Wright
Dawn Sears chronology
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My Kind of CountryA[1]

Nothin' but Good is the second album by American country music singer Dawn Sears. It was released in 1994 via Decca Records.

Critical reception[edit]

Giving it 3 out of 5 stars, Jim Ridley of New Country magazine thought that the album's production was "straight down the middle of a pop-country road" and "still fails to register Sears' own personality strongly", but thought that her performances on "Runaway Train", "Uh Oh", and "Planet of Love" were solid. He added that she "sings most movingly" on "Little Orphan Annie", a song written in tribute to her parents.[2]

Jonathan Pappalardo of My Kind of Country gives this album an "A" and writes, "There are moments of sheer brilliance on Nothin’ But Good that show why Sears was one of the best and most criminally underrated female artists to fly under the radar in the 1990s. Some of the uptempo material is aimed at commercial viability and is, therefore, filler, but the vast majority of the album is beyond excellent."[1]

Track listing[edit]

1."Runaway Train"
2."Close Up the Honky Tonks"Red Simpson2:44
3."That's Where I Wanna Take Our Love"3:05
4."Nothin' but Good"
5."No Relief in Sight"
6."Uh Oh (Here Comes Love)"3:24
7."Planet of Love"3:57
8."It Was Too Late"
  • Joy Swinea
  • Jerry Taylor
  • Toni Dae
9."If I Didn't Have You in My World"3:54
10."Little Orphan Annie"Dawn Sears2:25
Total length:32:38


Compiled from liner notes.[3]

Backing vocalists
  • Dana McVicker — on "Nothin' but Good"
  • Vince Gill — on "If I Didn't Have You in My World"
  • Jana King
  • Mary Ann Kennedy and Pam Rose — on "Runaway Train"
  • Patty Loveless — on "Close Up the Honky Tonks"
  • Jonell Mosser — on "If I Didn't Have You in My World"
  • Dawn Sears
  • Lisa Silver
  • Cindy Richardson-Walker
  • Bergen White
  • Jeff White
  • Robert Charles — engineering, overdubs
  • Carl Gorodetzky — concert master
  • Mark Hagen — engineering
  • Warren Peterson — recording, overdubs
  • Lynn Peterzell — mixing
  • Denny Purcell — mastering
  • Bergen White — string arrangements, conductor
  • Mark Wright — production


  1. ^ a b Pappalardo, Jonathan (23 April 2018). "Album Review: Dawn Sears – 'Nothin' But Good'". My Kind of Country. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  2. ^ Ridley, Jim (December 1994). "Reviews: Dawn Sears — Nothin' but Good". New Country. 1 (11): 61.
  3. ^ Nothin' but Good (CD booklet). Dawn Sears. Decca Records. 1994. DRND-11056.CS1 maint: others (link)